Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A fun art adventure for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

9 AM - 12 PM  |  Classes

Paintings that Pop

Explore artist Andy Warhol in this eventful morning of Pop.

9 AM - 4 PM  |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp - Art & Science Fusion

Crocker art camps are art-filled adventures that take kids into the Museum’s galleries, studios, and out into the world!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

Film Series: Work, Struggle, and Emancipation - "Norma Rae"

Starring Sally Field in her Oscar-winning performance.

$8 Members
$16 Nonmembers
$24 Member Series Pass

Saturday, January 5, 2019

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Crocker History Tour

Journey back in time on this history-infused gallery tour.​

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Sunday, January 6, 2019

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure

The perfect way to introduce art to children 5 and older.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

12 - 2 PM (Drop In)  |  Kids

Homeschool Day: Animal Sculptures

We invite you to explore animal sculptures around the Museum.

$3 per person in advance
$5 per person at the door
Free admission for adults chaperoning a homeschool family or group

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A fun art adventure for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Thursday, January 10, 2019

1:30 - 5 PM  |  Classes

Art History and Lab: Historical Drawing Techniques

The materials that artists use today for drawings—graphite, India ink, and conté crayon, for example—often differ significantly from those employed in centuries past.

6 - 9:30 PM  |  Adults

ArtMix | Glow

Light up the New Year with a blacklight party featuring shows by Obsidian Butterfly Fire Dance, moving dance performances by Lorelei Bayne Project, and the house and pop mixes of DJ Pocket. 

Free for Associate members (and above)
$10 Members
$20 Nonmembers

Friday, January 11, 2019

10:30 AM – 12 PM (Drop In)  |  Kids

Artful Tot

Toddlers explore art-making with different materials and in new ways.

$8 Members
$16 Nonmembers
(Includes one child and one adult)
Additional person free with Museum admission

Saturday, January 12, 2019

10:30 AM - 3 PM  |  Classes

Watercolor for Beginners with Visual LImitations

Designed for participants who are legally blind and have visual limitations, this class is a fan favorite.

10:30 AM – 12 PM (Drop In)  |  Kids

Artful Tot

Toddlers explore art-making with different materials and in new ways.

$8 Members
$16 Nonmembers
(Includes one child and one adult)
Additional person free with Museum admission

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Art Rx

Art Rx serves two communities – those with chronic pain and those who serve as caregivers for patients or loved ones facing the end of life.

Free for everyone with advance registration

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Sunday, January 13, 2019

1 & 2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Prelude Tour

Before the Classical Concert at 3 PM, enjoy a docent-led tour.

Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers.

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

3 PM  |  Film & Music

Classical Concert: TriMusica

The famed musicians of TriMusica – clarinetist Sandra McPherson, cellist Susan Lamb Cook, and pianist John Cozza – return to the Crocker.

$10 Members
$18 Students/Youth/Capital Public Radio Members
$20 Nonmembers

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Baby Loves Art

A visually stimulating gallery walk designed for babies up to 18 months old.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

10:30 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Meet Me at the Museum

A tour designed for visitors living with dementia.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1:15 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series: Kathrine Lemke Waste

Work by women artists makes up only 3-5% of the permanent collections of art museums in America – a number that trends globally.

$8 Members
$5 Students/youth
$12 Nonmembers

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A fun art adventure for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Thursday, January 17, 2019

6 - 9 PM

Sketch Night: Menagerie Edition

Enjoy informal instruction at three different Museum locales, or relax in your favorite spot to sketch.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Saturday, January 19, 2019

1 - 3 PM  |  Classes

Clay and Chardonnay

Sip wine and enjoy learning hand-building techniques while you play with clay and sculpt an abstract, tabletop sculpture.

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  Classes

Kids Art Club: Ages 4 - 6

Creative exploration and socialization are the focus of Kids Art Club.

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion - Mosaic

Explore patterns and colors, then create a mosaic on tile. ​

10:30 AM - 4 PM  |  Classes

Meet the Artist

Create alongside multi-media artist Carlos Ramirez, whose work is currently on view at the Crocker.

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Sunday, January 20, 2019

1 - 3 PM  |  Classes

Try Drip Painting

Drip painting is a technique that results in abstract art, and no two pieces are alike.

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure

The perfect way to introduce art to children 5 and older.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Artist Talk: Carlos Ramirez and his "Arte Extraordinario"

The graffiti-inspired style of Carlos Ramirez inspires and provokes with an activist edge.

$7 Members
$14 Nonmembers

2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Sound Healing Yoga in the Ballroom

Sound-healing yoga is a unique and unparalleled experience that combines two beautiful meditative elements.

Free for everyone with advance registration

Monday, January 21, 2019

8 AM

March for the Dream with the Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum invites members to join Museum staff as we March for the Dream on January 21, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining in harmony with citizens of all race, religions, and cultural backgrounds.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1 - 3:30 PM  |  Classes

Paint Still Life and Architecture

Edwin Deakin’s paintings represent an aesthetic evolution in California art, and the subjects of his paintings at the Crocker range from decorative objects to intimate nature settings.

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A fun art adventure for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Thursday, January 24, 2019

1 - 4 PM  |  Classes

Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Take on the challenge of portraiture with this easy, introductory class.

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

6:30 PM  |  Adults

Mystery Night

​Put on your detective hat and join us for our inaugural Mystery Night.

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

Global Rhythms: Brasil Brazil

From Latin rhythms and European folk melodies to African drumming, the Crocker's new Global Rhythms music series will take you on an auditory journey around the world.

$10 Members
$20 Nonmembers
$30 Member Series Pass

Saturday, January 26, 2019

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion - Acrylic Painting

Learn about acrylic painting and paint an animal.

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Sunday, January 27, 2019

1 - 3 PM  |  Classes

Arte Extraordinario: A Short History of Latinx Art and Artists

The exhibition "Arte Extraordinario: Recent Acquisition" offers an opportunity to investigate the history of Latinx art and artists.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Drop In)

Sketch It

Sketch at your own pace in the Crocker's galleries.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

11 AM, 12 PM, 1, 2, & 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A fun art adventure for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Thursday, January 31, 2019

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Writers' Block: "A Head in Cambodia" and "A Death in Bali"

The Crocker is thrilled to present curator-turned author Nancy Tingley in our new reading and lecture series.

Free for Members
$12 Nonmembers

Rent the Crocker

Whether hosting your wedding or a corporate reception, the Crocker Art Museum is the perfect canvas for your special event. Our unique setting and exceptional service guarantees an unparalleled experience. Please contact the Events Department for more information.

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Noon Year's Eve: A Free Family Festival

This year, we’re kicking the Noon Year Festival up a notch. The Crocker Art Museum will be decked-out in purple, and we encourage all of our young visitors (and their grownups) to do the same!

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Film: Norma Rae

For this new film series, we take inspiration from the artist and present four films that bring into focus the issues faced by working-class people seeking to live the American dream.

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