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Find a day in May for special exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum hosts many concerts, films and special events this month. Take the family and spend a day in Sacramento’s premiere art museum. Wee Wednesdays — Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 […]

No Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dale Chihuly’s ‘Golden Teal Chandelier’ swings at the Crocker

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The Crocker Art Museum has acquired artist Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” as part of its permanent collection. The 8-foot-long, 6-foot-wide chandelier was hung in the front entrance of the Teel Family Pavilion last week. The colors, subtle tones of blue-green, blue-gray and gold, suit the contemporary look of the Teel Family Pavilion, which opened […]

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‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’ visit Crocker Museum

Ai Weiwei created contemporary versions of the 12 Chinese zodiac animal heads from the famed 18th-century fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace) that were pillaged in 1860 during a raid by French and British troops. Courtesy photo

Internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze” series will be on view at the Crocker Art Museum through May 1. Artist, curator, architectural designer and social activist Weiwei is arguably the best-known and most successful contemporary artist in China. Born in Beijing in 1957 to the celebrated poet Ai Qing, Weiwei was […]

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February 2016 exhibitions, events and programs at the Crocker Art Museum

Continuing exhibitions Through Feb. 14: “Rain Forest Visions: Amazonian Ceramics from Ecuador, The Melza and Ted Barr Collection” — The Canelos Quichua-speaking people of eastern Ecuador make the finest traditional ceramics to be found in Amazonian South America, a practice deeply embedded in their history, culture and contemporary lives. This exhibition, featuring 100 works from the Melza […]

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Andy Warhol: Portraits coming in March to the Crocker Art Museum

The status symbol of the disco era was the commissioned Warhol portrait. Opening in March 2016 at the Crocker Art Museum, “Andy Warhol: Portraits” features more than 160 works exploring the development of the artist’s iconic portrayal of the famous or wealthy. Included are Polaroids, fashion sketches, photo-booth film strips and more. Visitors will also have […]

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Crocker draws on ‘Bay Area Figurative’ works

“Seated Figure,” by James Weeks

The American painters that put California at the vanguard of contemporary art in the 1950s are the subject of a new drawings exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum. “Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative Drawings” explores 40 works on paper by David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and other celebrated artists in their circle. These works […]

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Artist’s arsenal: Crocker Museum exhibit contrasts materials and beliefs

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Using guns and ammunition as building materials, artist Al Farrow contrasts the violence, misunderstandings, fundamentalisms and perversions of power threatening many societies today. Thirty two of Farrow’s sculptures have arrived at the Crocker Museum along with preparatory sketches that compel viewers to consider how modern socio-political conflicts have come to be. The exhibition, “Divine Ammunition: The Sculpture of […]

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