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Exhibitions

The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions and related programs to augment its collections of Californian, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks, and international ceramics. With works spanning six continents and several centuries, the Crocker's permanent collection offers something for everyone. Additionally, the Museum hosts several temporary exhibitions every year, bringing internationally renowned traveling shows to the region.

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Current Exhibitions

Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections

Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Ex…

JANUARY 26 – APRIL 20, 2014This exhibition celebrates the work of internationally acclaimed California native Sam Francis (1923–94), one of Abstract Expressionism's top practitioners and California's most accomplished artists. Featuring...

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Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer

Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer

FEBRUARY 16 - MAY 11, 2014 This is the first museum exhibition to survey the work of early California artist Jules Tavernier (1844–1889). Born in Paris and trained in France, Tavernier adapted...

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Nothing, the film

Nothing, the film

OCTOBER 15, 2013 – OCTOBER 1, 2014 On view on the Museum's first floor. Bay Area artist Tracey Snelling is known for her color photography and installation works. Both feature miniature, highly...

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Upcoming Exhibitions

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor …

MAY 25 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. Spanning two...

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African American Art: Harlem Renaissance,  Civil Rights Era, and Beyond

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance…

JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2014This exhibition of works seldom seen outside the Smithsonian presents 100 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by African American artists, drawn from the collection of the...

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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Our America: The Latino Presence in Amer…

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – JANUARY 11, 2015 Drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition explores the idea that we are "a nation of immigrants" by considering...

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Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters

Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters

OCTOBER 12, 2014 – FEBRUARY 1, 2015 This exhibition showcases the ideals, individualism, and intertwining artistic lives of modern Mexican artists. Composed of 30 paintings and works on paper by nearly...

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The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA

The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography fr…

OCTOBER 12, 2014 – FEBRUARY 1, 2015 The tumultuous period following World War II proved fertile ground for a generation of Japanese photographers who responded to societal upheaval by creating a...

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Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Par…

FEBRUARY 1 – APRIL 26, 2015 Between 1880 and 1910, Paris was a breeding ground for artistic and literary movements that came to define a shifting, complex society. Modernity took various forms...

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Student & Community Exhibitions

Grand Opening Jay Lensch 10 10 10 00

The Crocker Art Museum has a long tradition of organizing student exhibitions. The Museum's Education Center opened in 2010 and features dedicated gallery space for student and community exhibitions. To recognize and support outstanding art programs in the greater Sacramento region, the Museum partners with schools, ...

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Past Exhibitions


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