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This exhibition celebrates internationally acclaimed California native Sam Francis, one of Abstract Expressionism's top practioners. Featuring a colorful range of Francis's paintings and unique works on paper, this survey highlights different periods of his work as represented in extraordinary public and private California collections. This exhibition is organized by the Sam Francis Foundation in collaboration with the Crocker Art Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Member Lounge
10 AM – 4 PM
Cemo Meeting Center
Need a break during the day? Visit the Member Lounge and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.

The Painter Sam Francis
(2008, 85 MINUTES, NR )
11 AM & 1:30 PM
Setzer Foundation Auditorium
The film traces Sam Francis's life and career from his childhood in California to his artistic maturation in post-war Paris, his time in Japan, and his return to the United States. Scott A. Shields, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Crocker, and Debra Burchett-Lere, Director and Curator of the Sam Francis Foundation, will introduce the film. Please note that seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to show time.

Spotlight Talks
11 AM – 4 PM
Docents will be available in the exhibition gallery throughout the day to answer questions and present Spotlight Talks.

Art Making Activity: Drip, Drop, Dazzle
Cemo Meeting Center
Drop by for a creative activity inspired by the exhibition. All ages and abilities welcome!

Please RSVP to (916) 808-2692 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, January 23.
Upon arrival, present your membership card to the Admission Desk. RSVPs are not required but are greatly appreciated.
You may bring guests, free of charge, equal to the number of guests your membership level admits. Guest passes may
not be used for this special event.


2014-01-25 10:00:00
2014-01-25 17:00:00


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