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Campy film series coming to the Crocker

This summer, cool off inside the Crocker Art Museum and celebrate the art of camp, with campy films that are exuberant, playful, dramatized and hilarious (though not always intentionally). Arrive early to enjoy campy cocktails in the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club, then head into the Setzer Foundation Auditorium for an evening of film and […]

No Comment / June 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Three glass exhibitions open at Crocker

"Nate," by Oben Abright 2009.

Elena Macaluso Crocker Art Museum World-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Teal Chandelier” has been installed in the entryway of the Crocker Art Museum’s Teel Family Pavilion, setting the tone for the museum’s Summer of Glass, featuring three exhibitions highlighting glass from the ancient to the present. Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in […]

No Comment / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jazz Night at the Crocker returns

Back by popular demand, regional jazz matriarch Vivian Lee will again curate and host the Crocker Art Museum’s summer jazz series, Jazz Night at the Crocker, celebrating a musical genre that defies definition. On third Thursdays from June through September, enjoy great music, art and food alongside jazz performances at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jamie […]

No Comment / June 12, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Photography from the Ramer Collection comes to Crocker

Larry Sultan, "Untitled," from the series "The Swimmers," 1978. Dye transfer print, 12 3/4 x 19 1/16 in. Photo courtesy the estate of Larry Sultan

Sometimes documentary, sometimes metaphorical, a new photography exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum titled, Ourselves through the Lens: Photography from the Ramer Collection tells varied stories that span the poignant to the provocative. On view from June 19 to Oct. 23, the exhibition examines the human impulse to look, and the ways photography directs such visual encounters. By training the […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 and 11 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘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 […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »