Event Calendar

October 1, 2017

1 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Architecture Tour

​Explore the distinct architectural elements, inside and out, of the Teel Family Pavilion and the historic building.

Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.

1 - 2:30 PM

"Kingsley Inspirations High School Art Show" Reception

A Kingsley Art Club tradition, this year’s exhibition features artwork from regional high school students inspired by the Crocker Art Museum’s permanent collection and recent exhibitions.

Free for members and free with general admission for nonmembers.

1 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Crocker Architecture Tour

An architectural tour of the Crocker.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

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 general admission for nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 3, 2017

12 & 1 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Lunch & Learn

Join an in-depth examination of "Mrs. William Claxton (Née Boardman) and Her Son William Richards Claxton," 1848​, by Margaret Sarah Carpenter.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 4, 2017

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 5, 2017

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

Foreign Fall Film Series

Set in a dystopian future in the spirit of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, "La Antena" (“the antenna”) examines the theme of media mind control through powerful film imagery.

$6 Members
$10 Students/youth
$12 Nonmembers
$18 Member Series Ticket

October 6, 2017

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Kids

Artful Tot

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

$7 members
$10 nonmembers
(Includes one child and one adult)
$5 per additional person

October 7, 2017

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Kids

Artful Tot

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

$7 members
$10 nonmembers
(Includes one child and one adult)
$5 per additional person

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 8, 2017

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.

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

Sunday Playday

Sunday Playday is a gallery-based, art-making experience designed to support school readiness.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

3 PM  |  Film & Music

Classical Concert

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 single concert to showcase works from two of Diebenkorn's favorite composers, Mozart and Beethoven.

$6 Members
$10 Student/Youth/Capital Public Radio Members
$12 Nonmembers

October 10, 2017

12 - 2 PM (Drop In)  |  Kids

Homeschool Day: Architecture

​Join us on seventh birthday of the Teel Family Pavilion!

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

6 - 8:30 PM  |  Classes

Realistic Drawing with Colored Pencils

Draw details with ease using color pencils.

6 - 8:30 PM  |  Classes

Gouache Painting for Beginners

Designed with the beginner in mind, participants will explore the versatility and ease of Gouache, a water-based paint.

6 - 8:30 PM  |  Classes

Paint in the Style of Richard Diebenkorn

This class invites participants to borrow techniques from Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn, who was himself heavily influenced by Matisse.

October 11, 2017

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

9:30 - 11:30 AM  |  Classes

Beginning Mixed Media Drawing

Learn beginning drawing techniques while gaining an understanding of how artists use a variety of media.

October 12, 2017

6 - 9:30 PM  |  Adults

ArtMix | Dark Cabaret

Be wowed at this celebration of the weirdly wonderful and the eclectically eccentric, featuring NBC's The Voice contestant Kat Robichaud and her Darling Misfits band.

Free for members
$10 for nonmembers

October 14, 2017

1:00 - 3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Member Welcome and Orientation

Learn how to maximize your member benefits in this informative session open to all members and their friends or family.

Free for Members

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  Classes

Color Play

Make special memories with your child as you both explore how colors can be mixed, blended, and used to create vivid paintings.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion - Session 1

Paint an abstract still life in gouache paint, inspired by Richard Diebenkorn.

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM  |  Classes

Smart Phone Photography - Android Session

Learn basic composition and fun ways to enhance smart phone photos with easy apps like Camera Plus and Photoshop.

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 15, 2017

1 - 3 PM  |  Classes

Making a Modernist: Richard Diebenkorn's Early Artistic Development

In conjunction with the exhibition "Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955," this course investigates the artistic development of an important American modernist.

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 general admission for nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

3 - 6:30 PM  |  Classes

Sunset Photography

Move beyond your camera’s auto mode to create photographs of nature and landscapes.

October 17, 2017

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.

October 18, 2017

1:15 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series: Glass Artist Mark Abildgaard: 30 Years of Kiln Cast Glass Sculpture

Glass artist Mark Abildgaard will discuss the evolution of his approach to glass sculpture over the past 30 years.

$8 Members
$5 Students/youth
$12 Nonmembers

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

A gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 19, 2017

7 PM  |  Film & Music

Calidanza: "Noches de Muertos"

Don’t miss your last opportunity to view the 18-member Calidanza Dance Company under the stars in the Crocker’s courtyard.

$16 Members
$14 Students/youth
$20 Nonmembers

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Inside the Artist's Mind Series: Rembrandt

Enjoy this class that combines art history and production, focusing on the life of the world-renowned artist known as Rembrandt.

October 21, 2017

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 - 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion - Session 2

Experiment with Cubist-style painting.

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM  |  Classes

Smart Phone Photography - Apple Session

Learn basic composition and fun ways to enhance smart phone photos with easy apps like Camera Plus and Photoshop.

11 AM - 4 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Symposium: On Diebenkorn

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.

Talk Only: $35 Members, $$45 Nonmembers
Talk + Lunch: $50 Members, $60 Nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 22, 2017

1 - 4 PM  |  Classes

Drink and Paint with Wine, Coffee, and Tea

Experiment with water-based drinks as art media during this casual afternoon class!

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sketch It

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

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

2 PM  |  Film & Music

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival Presents

Join us for a film that demonstrates and celebrates the power of art to transform lives even in the worst circumstances.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

October 25, 2017

Tours Depart 10 AM - 11 AM (Timed Reservations Required)  |  Kids

Wee Halloween

Don’t miss one of Sacramento’s major Halloween happenings for children 3 to 5!

$10 Members (Adult or Child)
$15 Nonmembers (Adult or Child)

October 26, 2017

5 - 9 PM

U-Nite

U-Nite is back and better than ever. Sacramento State and the Crocker Art Museum are collaborating again for this 4th installment of U-Nite.

Free for Crocker members, Sacramento State students, faculty, and staff
$5 Sacramento State alumni
$10 nonmembers

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

October 28, 2017

1 - 3 PM  |  Classes

Soap Making with Soap Salon

Learn the art and alchemy of natural, organic soap, and make your own using the age-old, cold-process technique.

10:30 AM - 12 PM  |  Classes

Kids Art Club - Series 1

Discover where artists get their ideas while learning skills in painting, sculpting, drawing, and collage.

11 AM - 2 PM

Exclusive Fall Member Preview

Join us for an exclusive member preview celebrating the opening of Richard Diebenkorn, Masters of Venice, and Exuberant Earth.

2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guest Curator Talk

​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.

$8 Members
$10 Students/youth
$12 Nonmembers

October 29, 2017

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker's permanent collection.

Free for all members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

Rent the Crocker

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Foreign Fall Film Series: La Antena

Join us for a trip around the globe as we present a sampling of some of the best foreign cinema.

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Classical Concert: San Francisco Munich Trio

Join us as the famed trio celebrates works from two of Richard Diebenkorn's favorite composers: Mozart and Beethoven.

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