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Welcome to the News Room for the Crocker Art Museum, where you will find press releases about general Museum news, special exhibits and programs; press kit contents; and an image gallery.

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Welcome to the News Room for the Crocker Art Museum where you will find press releases about general Museum news, special exhibits and programs; press kit contents; and an image gallery.

Please direct all media inquiries to:
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Director of Marketing Communications

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We look forward to welcoming you at the Crocker! With 10 special exhibits, a rotating permanent collection and more than 250 programs and events each year, you are certain to have a new experience each time you visit the Crocker.
 

To help you plan your visit, please use the information provided in this section of the site, which includes: hours and admission, parking and directions, public transportation information, a Museum map, accessibility information, gallery policies and tips for your visit. We have also included a section for those of you who are visiting Sacramento and need information on hotels, restaurants and other sites of interest.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 916.808.1179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Find unique and quality items that reflect the Museum's diverse art collection, its exhibitions and programs, and the regional arts scene. Expect to find the following and more during your next visit to the Museum Store: large selection of books about art, artists, architecture and design exhibition catalogues for past, current and upcoming shows original artworks created by regional artists postcards of the Museum's permanent collection, stationery and greeting cards home accessories art-related and educational games and toys for kids (at any age!) art supplies items every serious art collector should have

  • large selection of books about art, artists, architecture and design
  • exhibition catalogues for past, current and upcoming shows
  • original artworks created by regional artists
  • postcards of the Museum's permanent collection, stationery and greeting cards
    home accessories
  • art-related and educational games and toys for kids (at any age!)
    art supplies
  • items every serious art collector should have
 

The Store staff can also help with special requests such as personal shopping, corporate gifts, gift wrapping and shipping. Members receive a 10% discount. Join now.

Visit Us
Visiting the Museum Store does not require paid admission. The Museum Store is open during regular Museum hours:

Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM
Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's Day

Contact Us
Direct Store line: 916.808.5531

Museum Store Manager:
Michelle McKenzie 916.808.5733

The first public art museum founded in the West, the Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and remains the leading art institution for the California Capital Region and Central Valley. The Museum, which is housed in one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture in the United States, offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European and Asian artworks, and International Ceramics.

The mission of the Museum is to promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. The Museum fulfills its mission by offering a variety of education programs for Youth & Family, Schools & Teachers and the Public.

The Crocker Art Museum :

  • Attracts 150,000 visitors each year and has a member base of 9,000 individuals, families and businesses
  • Boasts one of the state s premier collections of California art, world-renowned master drawings, and significant holdings of Asian art and international ceramics
  • Hosts 15 changing exhibitions annually, highlighting a variety of media, time periods and cultures
  • Operates on a $5 million annual budget  the majority of which comes as gifts from members and community leaders
  • Is planning a 125,000-square-foot expansion scheduled to open in October 2010 that will triple its size, improve visitor amenities, quadruple changing exhibition space and allow more of the permanent collection to be on view

The Crocker Art Museum is the only museum in the Sacramento region accredited by the American Association of Museums, a recognition given to only 750 of the nation s 16,000 museums. AAM accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

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The Crocker offers a wide variety of special events and art education programs designed to connect visitors and community members with art in meaningful and unanticipated ways. Through our offerings, adults and children discover that art is for everyone and that the Crocker is a place for learning, enjoyment and endless possibilities.

Be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming special events, public programs, Youth and Family activities and School & Teacher programs. Our special events include Members-only Openings, Crocker Ball, Art Auction and the Holiday Art & Craft Festival.

The Crocker offers a variety of programs for children, teens and families. From our in-depth Art Workshops to our After-school Programs, we offer many ways to engage children with art.

View a calendar of Youth and Families programs. Also, check out our tips for visiting the Museum with children.

For questions about Youth & Family Programs at the Crocker, contact Emma Moore at 916.808.1961

Second Saturday for Families
Second Saturday for Families is held from NOON-3 PM each month and features a fun theme and activities for all ages.

Wee Wednesday
Wee Wednesdays are designed for children ages 3-5 and the special adult in their lives. Encourage your early learner's development through multi-sensory activities inspired by art, storytelling and songs. Reservations are required.

Art Workshops
The Crocker's Art Workshops for Youth & Families provide in-depth art experiences for a variety of ages. Some workshops are designed for kids only, while others offer an experience for the entire family. Classes are typically four hours and require a paid reservation.

You're sure to find a program of interest in the diverse Public Programs offered at the Crocker. Whether you choose a lecture, a class or a tour, attend one of our programs to learn more, create and be inspired.

Don't miss the highly popular Third Thursday Jazz concerts. A variety of programs are offered the first and third Thursday Night when the Museum is open until 9 PM.

View a calendar of programs. Join our eNews to receive updates and reminders about the programs you're most interested in.

ASG Evaluation Days
The Art Service Group will sponsor the following antique appraisal sessions that focus on evaluations of specific categories each day. Informal appraisals are $10 per item or $45 for five items. Appointments are required.

Paintings and Asian Art and Artifacts
THURSDAY, MAY 13, 10 AM-4PM

Paintings, Prints, Antique Maps, Lithographs, Water Colors, Etchings, Silver, Art Glass, Antique Pottery and Porcelain, Decorative Arts from 1840 thru 1960, Antique Perfume Bottles and Purses
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 10 AM-4PM

For information about choosing an appraiser for a private consultation, please visit our Resources section.

The Crocker Art Museum holds a variety of special events throughout the year, including members-only events and two gala events: Crocker Ball and Art Auction. The gala events are sell-outs and raise a substantial portion of the Museum's operating budget. The Museum Store hosts an annual Holiday Art & Craft Festival.

 

From the vintage charm of our historic landmark gallery building to the contemporary chic of the Teel Family Pavilion to our unique courtyards, the Crocker Art Museum offers a variety of striking settings. As one of the area’s premier attractions for families and tourists alike, the Museum symbolizes regional pride. (include a few photos).

Below is a summary of field trip opportunities at the Museum, including Guided Thematic Tours, Teach-it-Yourself Tours, and Interdisciplinary Tours. It is recommended that you preview the artwork scheduled to be on view prior to visiting with your class.

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216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.808.7000
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216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information: 916.808.7000
Admission Desk: 916.808.1184

Hours

Tue – Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thu: 10 AM – 9 PM
Closed Mondays*, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
*Open select Mondays
10 AM – 5 PM:
Presidents Day
Labor Day