Event Calendar

Friday, October 18, 2019

5 PM

Director’s Circle Reception

In appreciation of your generous support, Lial A. Jones, the Crocker Art Museum’s Mort and Marcy Friedman Director & CEO, invites Director's Circle members to join us for an exclusive reception celebrating two fall exhibitions

Complimentary for Director's Circle members only

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum. 

  

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

9:30 AM – 5 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Visual Sovereignty: A Symposium on Contemporary Native American Art and Activism 

Spend a day exploring Native American art and artists and the broader social and political issues they face.

$60 members
$70 nonmembers
With lunch: $80 members
With lunch: $90 nonmembers

Sunday, October 20, 2019

11 AM – 3 PM

We Are Here: A Festival of Contemporary Native American Art

Celebrate Native American art, culture, and traditions with a free afternoon of dancing, artmaking, demonstrations and more.

FREE for everyone

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

10:30 & 11 AM  |  Kids

Wee Wednesday

Bring your preschooler to this fun story time and gallery adventure for children ages 3 to 5. 

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Thursday, October 24, 2019

6:30 pm  |  Tours & Talks

Look & Learn

A mindful approach to art appreciation, this 30-minute exploration of a single artwork, led by experienced docents, is rich with group discussions full of surprises. Each Look & Learn encounter is different, and no prior art knowledge is required.

Free for members
Free with general admission for nonmembers

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival Presents: The First Angry Man

The story of political outsider Howard Jarvis and the California property-tax revolt he led in 1978.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice, New on View dives into the latest exhibitions and newest works of art. 

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

7 pm

Open Poetry Night: In Tribute to Frank LaPena

In honor of the late painter and poet Frank LaPena (Nomtipom Wintu), the co-curator of the exhibition When I Remember I See Red and passed away this spring.   

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Saturday, October 26, 2019

10:30 AM

Artful Meditation

Calm your mind and experience the art of the Crocker in new ways.

Free for everyone with advance registration

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Material Explosion

Designed for busy schedules, enroll your child in one, two, three, or all sessions. Each Saturday, students will learn a new process and create a work of art.

Per session:
$15 members
$20 nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum. 

  

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

12:30 – 3:30 PM  |  Classes

Fused Glass Ornaments for Beginners

Acquire basic skills in glass fusing and design concepts as you produce small glass ornaments suitable for gifts.

$65 members
$85 nonmembers

Sunday, October 27, 2019

10:30 AM  |  Classes

Art History: Pacific Western Traders

Explore the legacy of Pacific Western Traders with artists Meyo Marrufo and Sigrid Benson as they delve into the rich history of this regional cultural arts hub.

$30 members

$45 nonmembers

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (DROP IN)   |  Kids

Sketch It

Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. 

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

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

Highlight Tour

Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum. 

  

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Writers’ Block Gordon Lee Johnson

Columnist and author Gordon Lee Johnson (Cahuilla/Cupeño) discusses his book of short stories and essays, Bird Songs Don’t Lie: Writings from the Rez. 

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

10 – 11 AM (TIMED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)   |  Kids

Wee Halloween 

Costumed kiddos ages 3 – 5 and their grownups encounter goodies, enchanting music, performances, and a dance party.

$18 members
$25 nonmember

Thursday, October 31, 2019

6:30 – 9 PM

Nightmare at the Museum

Get ghoulish with guided flashlight tours, killer Karaoke, spooky storytelling, and more for all ages.

Free for members
Free with admission for 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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We Are Here: A Festival of Contemporary Native American Art

A free afternoon celebrating Native American art, culture, and traditions.

Join us

Nightmare at the Museum

Get ghoulish with guided flashlight tours, killer Karaoke, spooky storytelling, and more for all ages.

Get spooked