Showcasing art since the 19th century, Crocker Art Museum features an extensive collection of work from Californian artists. The first public art museum founded in the western part of the country, the museum is known for international ceramics. Admire works from masters like Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Henri, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Edwin Deakin. If you work up an appetite, enjoy dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients at the cafe. The museum offers a variety of docent-led tours, which are free with admission. Use our Sacramento road trip site to add Crocker Art Museum and other attractions to your Sacramento vacation plans.
Crocker Art Museum reviews
One of the few places in Sacramento that you can proudly show to visitors. Wonderful older mansion from a bygone era, lots of history to the home itself, and a very nice art/painting collection to... more »
Wonderful art exhibits. Regularly hists special events. Shown in a combo of modern and historic archiecture. Easy to get to and park. Near downtown resturants and cafes. more »
Crocker is truly a gem in Sacramento. What better way to spend a hot summer day than in an AC indoor environment and looking at some neat art? It's extremely accessible at $10 per adult entry fee. The ballroom in the old section of the museum is an exhibit on its own (be sure to look up). Also a tip: the food in the cafe is good - it's way above the average for the museum cafeteria tier. Grab a bite there and it won't disappoint.
I absolutely loved this museum! What a gem! I was visiting Sac City from out of town and the Crocker happened to be open late on a Thursday night. Wow! The building is gorgeous inside and out. The collection of California landscape paintings from the Hudson River School to present is impressive. Great collection of European art and modern art as well. Very affordable. I can't wait to stop by again next time I am in town.
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