Event Calendar

Monday, July 1, 2019

9 AM – 12 PM ​  |  Classes

Paper Engineering

Students ages 11 to 13 can discover the versatility of paper as a medium as they speak with working artists, build an installation, and learn about architecture, collage, printmaking, and paper engineering.

9 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Printing, Painting, and Pointillism

Students ages 9 to 12 will discover early examples of wood block printing and create prints and paintings as they learn about color arrangements and composition.

9 AM – 4 PM    |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Trees, Poppies and Me!

Campers ages 5 to 6 will learn to identify some of California’s most beautiful trees and flowers in art and the outdoors, then paint and draw in the studio and en plein air.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

12 & 1 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Look & Learn

A 30-minute exploration of a single artwork

FREE FOR MEMBERS
FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Weekday Create

Children and their grownups take inspiration from a work of art to create their own unique pieces.

FREE FOR MEMBERS (DROP IN)

FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Saturday, July 6, 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, July 7, 2019

1 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Architecture Tour

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

Free for Museum members and free with 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 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

Guest Curator Talk: ShiPu Wang on Chiura Obata

Dr. ShiPu Wang, curator of Chiura Obata: An American Modern, offers an enlightening discussion on one of the most significant Japanese American artists of the 20th century.

$7 Members
$14 Nonmembers

Monday, July 8, 2019

9 AM – 4 PM   |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Underwater Adventure

Campers ages 5 to 6 will dive deep into oceans and rivers to discover aquatic animals and plants to inspire them as they paint, print, collage, and sculpt their own under-water worlds.

9 AM – 4 PM       |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Yee-Haw!

Horses, trains, and time travel are all part of the fun at this 3-part camp that explores crafts, folk-art and old-time living through field trips to the McFarland Living History Ranch and California State Railroad Museum.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Weekday Create

Children and their grownups take inspiration from a work of art to create their own unique pieces.

FREE FOR MEMBERS (DROP IN)

FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Thursday, July 11, 2019

6 PM – 9:30 PM  |  Adults

ArtMix | Combust

Break free for the night at Sacramento’s most surprising adults-only art party, and lose yourself in an array of tantalizing performances. Featuring a new theme each month, gallery tours, art-making and cocktails, ArtMix is your escape into revelry and relaxation.

FREE FOR ASSOCIATE-LEVEL MEMBERS AND ABOVE
$10 MEMBERS
$20 NONMEMBERS

Saturday, July 13, 2019

12 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Make Fun-ctional Art

Practice acrylic painting techniques on paper, then display your skills and originality on art you can wear and use.

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Plein Air Drawing for Beginners

Learn how to illustrate landscapes and organic objects in natural light, and collect content through sketching outdoors so you can use it later to make artistic decisions and transfer your vision onto canvas.

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Art Rx

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

Free for Everyone

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, July 14, 2019

1 - 3 PM    |  Classes

Zentangle® & Zinfandel

With a certified Zentangle® teacher as your guide, participants will experience the benefits of mindful drawing.

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: The Black Cedar Ensemble

The multiple award-winning members of the Black Cedar Ensemble present music inspired by the life and art of Chiura Obata, expressing beauty and joy in the face of hardship.

$10 Members
$18 Students/Youth
$20 Nonmembers

Monday, July 15, 2019

1 – 4 PM   |  Classes

Paint-a-palooza!

Paint-a-palooza is an art-making extravaganza that encourages students ages 9 to 12 to experiment with a variety of painting techniques on diverse surfaces to produce a variety of art genres.

12 - 1 PM  |  Classes

Intermission Supervision: Drawing Explosion + Paint-a-palooza

Supervised care for children registered for both Drawing Explosion and Paint-a-palooza

9 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Drawing Explosion

Avid drawers ages 9 to 12 will learn the principals of art and design while trying their hand at a variety of artistic materials.

9 AM – 4 PM      |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Bug Out!

Campers ages 7 to 9 will look for bug patterns and colors in art, and draw, paint, and sculpt insects of their own. 

9 AM – 4 PM   |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Underwater Adventure

Campers ages 7 to 9 will dive deep into oceans and rivers to discover aquatic animals and plants to inspire them as they paint, print, collage, and sculpt their own under-water worlds.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Baby Loves Art

A visually stimulating gallery walk, giving parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other.

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, July 17, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Weekday Create

Children and their grownups take inspiration from a work of art to create their own unique pieces.

FREE FOR MEMBERS (DROP IN)

FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Thursday, July 18, 2019

6 – 8 PM  |  Classes

Art Exchange

In this workshop series, teens ages 14 to 17 with diverse backgrounds come together to view, discuss, and produce art.

6 PM – 9 PM

Sketch Night: Obata Edition

Enjoy informal sketching instruction in select Museum galleries.

FREE FOR MEMBERS
FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Saturday, July 20, 2019

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, July 21, 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

Monday, July 22, 2019

​1 – 4 PM ​  |  Classes

Intensive Painting Workshop

Deep-dive into painting, and discover a variety of paint types and how they appear on different surfaces. Students ages 11 to 13 will learn brush techniques while experimenting with a variety of subject matter, then apply their skills to develop a landscape, cityscape, seascape, and abstract self-portrait.

9 AM – 12 PM   |  Classes

Tinker’s Lab

Experiment, explore, and get physical in this abstract art class inspired by the exhibition Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings for students ages 11 to 13.

9 AM – 4 PM  |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Flying Machines and Winged Wonders 

Campers ages 7 to 9 will explore birds, flight, and aerial perspective at the California Raptor Center and create a variety of inspired artworks.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Weekday Create

Children and their grownups take inspiration from a work of art to create their own unique pieces.

FREE FOR MEMBERS (DROP IN)

FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Thursday, July 25, 2019

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

Jazz Night: Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quartet

Sacramento’s longest-running summer jazz series is tuning up and turning out in 2019 with premier performances on fourth Thursdays, June through September in the Crocker’s outdoor courtyard.

$10 MEMBERS
$20 NONMEMBERS
$30 MEMBER SERIES PASS

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Look & Learn

A 30-minute exploration of a single artwork

FREE FOR MEMBERS
FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

Friday, July 26, 2019

10 AM – 12 PM  |  Kids

Fourth Fridays

Families are invited to chill out at the Crocker with lively performances, creatively social experiences, experiences, and art-making for children 12 and under.

FREE FOR MEMBERS
FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

10:30 AM

Teacher Workshop: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

Explore the history of the Transcontinental Railroad and develop strategies for using visual imagery in your curriculum.

$40 MEMBERS
$60 NONMEMBERS

Saturday, July 27, 2019

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, July 28, 2019

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

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 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

Monday, July 29, 2019

1 – 4 PM   |  Classes

Clay and Mosaic Tile

In the galleries, students ages 9 to 12 discover how shapes are formed to create art in 3-D.  Back in the studios, participants will make tile mosaics and sculptures using hand-building

9 AM – 4 PM  |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Out of This World

 Science and art fuse as campers ages 7 to 9 explore and create intergalactic paintings and assemblages that are out of this world. 

9 AM – 4 PM   |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: Underwater Adventure

Campers ages 5 to 6 will dive deep into oceans and rivers to discover aquatic animals and plants to inspire them as they paint, print, collage, and sculpt their own under-water worlds.

9 AM – 4 PM     |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: My Planet Earth

From tropical zones to desert climates and majestic mountains, campers ages 5 to 6 will discover the features that make up our world, then paint and sculpt independently and collaboratively to build a 3-D environment.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

10 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Weekday Create

Children and their grownups take inspiration from a work of art to create their own unique pieces.

FREE FOR MEMBERS (DROP IN)

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

World-renowned trombonist, composer, arranger, and producer Wayne Wallace rocks the stage with his Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz Quartet.

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ArtMix | Combust

Burn out the night and get ready for the party on the playa during this evening of radical self-expression.

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