Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

12 & 1 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

Wednesday, October 2, 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 3, 2019

6:30 pm  |  Film & Music

Indigenous Voices In Film: "Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen"

Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen explores the barriers faced by Merata Mita (1942 – 2010), the first Maori woman to write and direct a feature film.

$8 members

$16 nonmembers

$20 member series pass

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

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Armchair Travel: Washington DC

Museums are a window to the world, and the story of America can be seen through the extraordinary art treasures of Washington D.C.’s National Mall. In a presentation and discussion led by art historian Laurel Seban, we’ll examine our national heritage through the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery of Art.

$35 members

$45 nonmembers

(​Includes two mimosas)

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

Sunday, October 6, 2019

1 pm  |  Tours & Talks

Crocker Architecture Tour

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

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

1 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Visitas Guiadas en Español / Spanish Language Tours

Disfruta de las exposiciones temporales o de la colección permanente del Museo Crocker en una visita guiada con un docente de habla hispana.

Explore the Crocker’s special exhibitions or permanent collection with a native Spanish-speaking docent.

Gratis para miembros y gratis con la entrada general para no-miembros
Free for members or with general admission for nonmembers.

10:30 – 11:30 AM   |  Kids

Kids & Co. Gallery Adventure

Amusing and educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older and the adults who tag along with them.

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

Sound Healing Yoga in the Ballroom

Enjoy a 45-minute yoga flow with vocals and healing sounds.

Free for everyone with advance registration

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Times vary per session  |  Classes

Sketching Sacramento Landmarks

Participants in this fun and casual series will meet new people and enjoy a guided tour of surprising locales selected for their beauty, historical significance, and for inspiring hometown pride.

$75 members
$95 nonmembers

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1 – 3 PM  |  Classes

Meet Me in the Studio

Created for people living with Alzheimer’s and other memory care afflictions, this hands-on art experience is designed to engage participants in a creative and instinctual process while forming a sense of community.

$25 members
$35 nonmembers

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 10, 2019

5 - 7 PM

One Good Thing Presents Animated Museums: The Ongoing "ArtMix" Experiment

Join us at the Crocker Art Museum for a panel discussion around recent experiments with engagement through evening events, block parties, and more.

Free with advance registration

6 – 8 PM

Educator Soiree

Teachers are invited to kick off the school year at the Crocker with mingling, music, art, and just a touch of professional development. Held in conjunction with ArtMix, this 21+ event features live performances, hands-on activities, tours, and, most of all, a wonderful opportunity to connect with the region’s premier cultural organizations for grades K-12. Complementary wine is available for all educators, and food is available for purchase.

Free for educators

6 – 9:30 PM  |  Adults

ArtMix | Grimm

Once upon a time we dove into the twisted minds of the Brothers Grimm to pen a truly unforgettable party featuring bewitching performances by Exquisite Corps, DJ Lady Grey, The Darling Clementines, and other dark delights. 

$10 members
$20 nonmembers
Free for Associate members or above

Friday, October 11, 2019

10:30 AM – 12 PM (DROP IN)   |  Kids

Artful Tot 

Toddlers and caregivers explore artmaking with different materials and in new ways. 

$8 members
$16 nonmembers
(includes one child + one adult)

Additional person free with admission 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

1 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Make a Purse-onalized Fabric Handbag

Discover tips and tricks for designing, preparing, and sewing professional-looking handbags using a variety of handles and fabric.

$40 members
$55 nonmembers

10:30 AM – 12 PM (DROP IN)   |  Kids

Artful Tot 

Toddlers and caregivers explore artmaking with different materials and in new ways. 

$8 members
$16 nonmembers
(includes one child + one adult)

Additional person free with admission 

11 AM

Art Rx  

Enjoy the simple pleasure of art viewing as a trained docent facilitates group conversations for people living with chronic pain.

Free for everyone with advance registration.

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

AIA Central Valley desigNarrative Presents: Simon Sadler

Architecture historian Simon Sadler, Ph.D., presents an examination of the Crocker’s architecture in the context of modern-day museum engagement.

Free for everyone

3 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

Four Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Kids Art Club

Creative exploration and socialization are the focus of Kids Art Club. Each session features activities, gallery time, storytelling, and an art project.

$40 members
$50 nonmembers

Sunday, October 13, 2019

1 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Lettering in Fall’s Palette

Learn a simple style of script calligraphy with pen, nib, and vivid watercolor.

$40 Members

$55 Nonmembers

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Mimosas and Mixed Media

Explore the galleries, enjoy a mimosa, and relax with a casual, mixed-media art project.

$35 members
$45 nonmembers
(includes two mimosas)

10:30 AM – 4 PM  |  Classes

Artist in the Spotlight: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of Mexico’s most prolific and thought-provoking artists. Her works remain compelling today as they fearlessly address gender, sexuality, class, and race. This one-day workshop is a relaxing seminar-style mix of art history and studio practice.

$75 members
$95 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

PRELUDE TOUR: 1 & 2 PM;  CONCERT: 3 PM  |  Film & Music

Classical Concert: Liana Paniyeva

Pianist Liana Paniyeva performs favorites by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, and Mussorgsky. 

$10 members
$10 students (limited availability)
$20 nonmembers
Space is limited, advance registration is recommended.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Baby Loves Art 

Caregivers and babies up to 18 months old connect with art and each other during this visually stimulating gallery walk

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

10:30 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Meet Me at the Museum 

Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Free for everyone with advance registration

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1:15 PM   |  Tours & Talks

Kingsley Lecture Series 

Sculptor, ceramist, and author Marc Lancet: Comparative art inquiry 

$8 Members
$5 Students/youth
$12 Nonmembers

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 17, 2019

6 – 9 PM  |  Film & Music

Audio Muse

Emerging bands and regional favorites enhance your gallery experience on this night of auditory and visual delight. With music performances happening museum wide, this concert crawl will provide sounds to satisfy visitors of all ages.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

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

10:30 – 11:30 AM   |  Kids

Kids & Co. Gallery Adventure

Amusing and educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older and the adults who tag along with them.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

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

1 – 3:30 PM  |  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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Jazz Night: Kim Nalley

Bay Area legend Kim Nalley and her band heat up this summer’s concert series with a performance evoking the legendary divas of American jazz.

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Artist Talk: Nathan Youngblood

Preview the exhibition Pueblo Dynasties: Master Potters from Matriarchs to Contemporaries and hear Native American master potter Nathan Youngblood discuss his work and lineage.

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