Crocker celebrates Day of the Dead, unity in October

By From page B5 | October 03, 2017

Crocker Architecture Tour
Oct. 1: Explore the distinct architectural elements, inside and out, of the Teel Family Pavilion and the historic building at 1 p.m. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Lunch & Learn
Oct. 3: Join an in-depth examination of “Mrs. William Claxton (Née Boardman) and Her Son William Richards Claxton,” 1848, by Margaret Sarah Carpenter at noon or 1 p.m. Before or after the 30-minute gallery conversation, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Wee Wednesday
Oct. 4, 11 & 18: 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 and 11 a.m. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Foreign Fall Film Series
Oct. 5:
Join us for a trip around the globe as we present a behind-the-scenes discussion of the best foreign cinema. Provocative and educational, this screening of “La Antena” at 6:30 p.m. will include an introduction by local film expert Jacob Greenberg. “La Antena” (“the antenna”) examines the theme of media mind control through powerful film imagery. Cost is $6 museum members, $10 student/youth, $12 nonmembers.

New on View Tour
Oct. 5, 14 & 26: The New on View Tour dives into the Crocker’s latest special exhibitions and newest works of art. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Artful Tot
Oct. 6 & 7: Each month, 10:30 a.m. to noon, toddlers explore art-making with different materials in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to working with clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while nurturing their child’s creativity. Families are welcome to arrive any time during this drop-in program. Please dress for mess. This program is for children from 19 to 36 months old and their caregivers. Cost is $7 museum members, $10 nonmembers (includes one child and one adult), $5 per additional person.

Sunday Playday
Oct. 8: A monthly program for children ages 4 to 6 and their caregivers, Sunday Playday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. is a gallery-based, art-making experience designed to support school readiness. Led by a museum educator, children will participate in a fun, make-and-take project using a variety of art materials, inspired by a different artwork each month. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Prelude Tour
Oct. 8:
In advance of the Classical Concert featuring the San Francisco Munich Trio, enjoy a docent-led tour of the Crocker exhibition “Richard Diebenkorn, Beginnings, 1942-1955” at 1 and 2 p.m. to help put the music in context with the art. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Classical Concert: San Francisco Munich Trio
Oct. 8: In honor of the opening day of the exhibition “Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955,” and the artist’s love of classical music, the famed San Francisco Munich Trio will appear at the Crocker for a 3 p.m. concert to showcase works from two of Diebenkorn’s favorite composers, Mozart and Beethoven. Cost is $6 museum members, $10 students/youth/Capital Public Radio members, $12 nonmembers.

Homeschool Day: Architecture
Oct. 10: Join us on seventh birthday of the Teel Family Pavilion. Enjoy tours of the pavilion and historic wing from noon to 2 p.m., then join us for an architectural drawing activity. Cost is $3 per person in advance, $5 per person at the door. Free admission for adults chaperoning a homeschool family or group.

ArtMix | Dark Cabaret
Oct. 12:
Be wowed at this 6 p.m. celebration of the weirdly wonderful and the eclectically eccentric as NBC’s The Voice contestant Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret comes to town for one night. This splendiferous variety show centered around magical music and a cast of bawdy and beautiful performers will have you enraptured. Free for museum members, $10 for nonmembers. For ages 21 and older.

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure
Oct. 15: Amusing and educational, this 10:30 a.m. tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older (and the adults who tag along with them) in a fun and playful manner. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Meet Me at the Museum
Oct. 17: Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this 10:30 a.m. tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. To register or for more information contact Tiffany Paige at (916) 792-3281 or [email protected].

Baby Loves Art
Oct. 17 & 21: Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk at 10:30 a.m., offering parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. All baby noises are expected and welcome. Strollers are allowed and front carriers are recommended for the best art view. Please no backpacks or rear carriers. Meet at the admission desk; no advance registration required. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series
Oct. 18: Glass artist Mark Abildgaard will discuss at 1:15 p.m. the evolution of his approach to glass sculpture over the past 30 years. He will also explore what has inspired this work, including other artists who have influenced him. Cost is $8 museum members, $5 student/youth, $12 nonmembers.

Calidanza: “Noches de Muertos”
Oct. 19: Don’t miss your last opportunity to view the 18-member Calidanza Dance Company under the stars in the Crocker’s courtyard at 7 p.m. The ballet folklorico will perform high-energy dances to commemorate the sacred Day of the Dead. “Noche de Muertos” is a complete, immersive experience with fantastical costumes by designer Rory Castillo and his show-stopping Catrina Catwalk Fashion Show; “Liquid Light and Live Cinema” by George Holden (of Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Van Morrison); and live music performed by the trio Orgullo Regional. Cost is $16 museum members, $14 students/youth, $20 nonmembers.

Symposium: On Diebenkorn
Oct. 21: In honor of the new Crocker exhibition “Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955,” spend a day immersed in the complex work of this seminal California artist. The day will include talks by Crocker Associate Director and Chief Curator Scott A. Shields; Gretchen Diebenkorn, the artist’s daughter, and a moderated conversation with artists Chester Arnold and Christopher Brown. Talk only: $35 museum members, $45 nonmembers; talk and lunch: $50 museum members, $60 nonmembers (lunch option must be reserved by Oct. 13).

Sketch It
Oct. 22: Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction beginning at 11 a.m. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month. All supplies are provided. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival Presents: “They Call Us Monsters”
Oct. 22: Join us for a film that demonstrates and celebrates the power of art to transform lives even in the worst circumstances. “They Call Us Monsters” follows the journey of three juvenile inmates living out life sentences in a Los Angeles prison, and what happens when they are invited to take a screenwriting course. A panel discussion with the filmmaker will follow the 2 p.m. screening. Free for museum members, free with admission for nonmembers.

Wee Halloween
Oct. 25: Don’t miss one of Sacramento’s major Halloween happenings for children 3 to 5. Costumed kiddos and their grownups take a delightful stroll through the museum and encounter enchanting music and dance performances by Sacramento’s most beloved entertainers and artists. At each stop, children receive a small gift for their specially decorated treat bag. The magical tour ends with sweet treats and a silly dance party. This program sells out annually, space is limited and advance registration is required at crockerart.org. Siblings under 18 months are welcome to tag along for free (treat bag not included). Cost is $10 museum members (adult or child), $15 nonmembers (adult or child).

Oct. 26: U-Nite is back and better than ever, as Sacramento State and the Crocker Art Museum collaborate for the fourth installment of this event from 5 to 9 p.m. All of Sacramento is invited to discover the transcending power of art during an evening of performances, talks, film screenings and creative collaborations presented by nationally recognized Sac State Arts & Letters faculty. Free for museum members, Sacramento State students and faculty and staff; $5 for Sacramento State alumni; $$10 nonmembers. 

Guest Curator Talk
Oct. 28: An expert on Domenico Tiepolo and curator of the exhibition “Masters of Venice: Drawings by Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo,” Adelheid Gealt will visit the Crocker from Indiana University for a 2 p.m. lecture highlighting the breadth, importance and charm of the father-son duo. The Crocker’s curator of the exhibition, William Breazeale, will follow Gealt’s lecture with a presentation on works from the museum’s own collection. Cost is $8 museum members, $12 nonmembers.


Tickets for the above programs may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the museum admission desk.

The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The museum offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more. The Crocker is located at 216 O St. in downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information call (916) 808-7000, or visit crockerart.org.

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