Today at the Crocker

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    Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections
    JANUARY 26 – APRIL 20, 2014

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    Studio Art Classes
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    FEBRUARY 16 — MAY 11, 2014

    Jules Tavernier, A Balloon in Mid-Air, 1875. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 in. Courtesy of North Point Gallery, San Francisco.

Collection Spotlight

  • Mahakaruna Lokesvara, 8th century

    Mahakaruna Lokesvara, 8th century


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Museum Manners

To help us protect the art and ensure each visitor has an enjoyable experience, we ask that you abide by the following guidelines and policies:


Do not touch. Works of art in the Museum are meant to last for generations, and the slightest touch can cause paint to crack, flake or peel. Also, over time, the natural oils from skin will corrode the surface of an artwork.

Leave potentially damaging articles behind. We ask that you keep food, drinks, gum, umbrellas, backpacks and ink pens out of the galleries. A self-serve, coin-operated coat and parcel check is located on the first floor, south of the elevators. Strollers, chest-carried baby packs, and pencils are permitted in galleries.

Turn off your cell phone. To ensure a pleasant environment for all guests, please refrain from using your cell phone inside the Museum.

icon_photo General photography policy.

With some exceptions, personal photography which includes artwork in the Museum’s permanent collection is allowed; however, flash, tripods, or video equipment is not permitted. Due to the sensitive nature of the art, photography of works on paper is not permitted. Photography of special exhibits or loaned works of art is not allowed due to copyright restrictions. It is best to ask a security officer or a Visitor Services Representative at the Admission Desk about which works can be photographed.

Professional photographers or those with professional equipment such as tripods, flash, and lights must receive approval prior to photography in or around the Crocker Art Museum, and must be accompanied by a member of the Museum staff.

Printed or electronic images for either publication (including electronic publication) or commercial use must be approved by the Museum prior to photography.


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  • Check the calendar for the day that you plan on visiting so that you can participate in programs that may be offered.
  • See what special exhibits are on view and upcoming.
  • To learn more, reference the label that accompanies each artwork, which often lists “things to look for.”
  • Leave time to visit the Museum Store where you’ll find a range of art items and unique gifts.
  • If you have difficulty walking or would like to sketch while visiting the galleries, collapsible stools can be checked out during your visit. Stools, wheelchairs, and strollers are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please inquire about these items at the Admission Desk.
  • Join our eNews to receive updates and last-minute info on exhibits, programs, concerts and more.

Tips for Visiting with Children

  • View a list of upcoming family programs or Studio Art Classes.
  • Baby back carriers and backpacks are not allowed in the Museum. We provide a coat check and lockers at the Admission Desk for your convenience.
  • Strollers and chest-carried baby packs are permitted in the Museum galleries. Strollers are available at no charge and can be checked out at the Front Desk or the Accessible Entrance.


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

General Information: 916.808.7000
Admission Desk: 916.808.1184


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