Event Calendar

Friday, July 1, 2022

July 1 or 2 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Kids

WeCREATE!

This summer, budding artists ages 3 to 9 are invited to drop-in and explore a work of art from the Crocker’s collection through storytelling and fun activities in the galleries before heading to a pop-up studio for artmaking.

Free with Museum Admission

Saturday, July 2, 2022

1 – 3 PM  |  Classes

Drink and Draw: Landscapes

​Sip wine and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of drawing.

$40 Members
$65 Nonmembers

July 1 or 2 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Kids

WeCREATE!

This summer, budding artists ages 3 to 9 are invited to drop-in and explore a work of art from the Crocker’s collection through storytelling and fun activities in the galleries before heading to a pop-up studio for artmaking.

Free with Museum Admission

Sunday, July 3, 2022

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 with Museum admission.

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Español

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Spanish.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

12 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tours: Art in Slow-mo

A docent-led tour of the Museum.

Free with Museum admission

July 6, 7, and 8 |12 – 4:30 PM  |  Classes

Needle Arts

Children 12 and older will explore color and pattern while learning how to hand sew

$125 Members
$155 Nonmembers

Thursday, July 7, 2022

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Español

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Spanish.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

2:30 – 4:30 PM  |  Classes

Teen Art Labs: Comics Across Cultures: Manga, Fumetti, & Bande dessinée

Explore sequential art storytelling (AKA comics and graphic novels) from around the world with local comic book artist and author Eben Burgoon.

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

Saturday, July 9, 2022

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Baby Loves Art

Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk and gives parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

11 AM  |  Adults

Art Rx

People living with chronic pain and their family, friends, and caregivers are invited to explore the wonders of art and the creative mind.

Free

2:00 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Michael Kimmelman on the Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud

​Join New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman for a heartwarming tribute to icon Wayne Thiebaud.

$12 for Members
$20 for nonmembers.

July 9, 16, and 23 |9 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Plein Air Painting

Get inspired by the great outdoors in a class that covers composition, drawing, atmospheric perspective, color mixing, and more | Three Saturdays, starting July 10

$105 for members
$125 for nonmembers

Sunday, July 10, 2022

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: 粵語

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Cantonese.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Prelude Tour: Classical Concerts

Enhance your Classical Concert experience with the new Prelude Tours.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

3 PM  |  Film & Music

Classical Concerts

​For more than 50 years, the Crocker has proudly presented its Classical Concert Series, featuring the finest musicians and singers from the region and around the world. These educational performances are approximately 60 minutes with no intermission and draw inspiration from art on view at the Museum.

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

July 12, 13, 19 and 20 | 9 AM – 11:30 PM  |  Classes

Techniques in Dip Pen and Ink (via Zoom)

Long desired for its bold contrasts and crisp lines, ink drawing has been prized by artists from around the world for centuries.

$90 Members
$110 Nonmembers

Thursday, July 14, 2022

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Français

A docent-led tour of the Museum in French.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Español

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Spanish.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

6 – 8 PM  |  Classes

Teen Art Labs: Steampunked

Use goggles, gears, and glass to compose an abstract steampunk portrait.

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

6– 9 PM

ArtMix: Sweet

Taste the sweet life at this ArtMix overflowing with food to eat and delightful treats to see in "Wayne Thiebaud: A Celebration, 1920–2021."

Free for Members
$25 Nonmembers
$10 Youth

Saturday, July 16, 2022

12 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tours: Art in Slow-mo

A docent-led tour of the Museum.

Free with Museum admission

July 16, 23, and 30 |1 – 2:30 PM  |  Classes

Figural Studies

Explore proportion and shading through figural studies of both clothed and nude models.

$85 Members
$105 Nonmembers

Sunday, July 17, 2022

10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Kids

Kids & Co. Gallery Adventures

Amusing and educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Español

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Spanish.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

11 AM and 12 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: ASL

A docent-led tour of the Museum in American Sign Language.

Free with Museum admission

4 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Curator in Conversation

Uncover the fascinating symbolism and meaning that abound in Radiant & Eternal: Chinese Jades from the Permanent Collection during this intimate conversation between Curator Amelia Kit-Yiu Chau and collector Kathleen King.

Free for Members
$12 Nonmembers

Thursday, July 21, 2022

10 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Gallery Bytes

Water City Mural by Wayne Thiebaud

Free

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Español

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Spanish.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

2:30 – 4:30 PM  |  Classes

Teen Art Labs: From Trash to Treasure

Inspired by the work of Coachella Valley artist Carlos Ramirez, create your own visual language by reassembling found objects onto a canvas.

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

7 PM  |  Film & Music

Movies Off the Wall

The Crocker Art Museum’s Movies Off the Wall series returns this summer! Courtyard opens at 7 pm, film starts at sundown.

Free for Members
$15 for nonmembers
$5 for nonmember youth.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

11 AM  |  Adults

Art + Soul Sundays

Spend your Self-Care Sunday with us at the Crocker. Art + Soul Sundays at the Crocker combines the best of our wellness programming with meaningful art experiences.

Free for Everyone

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: 粵語

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Cantonese.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

July 24 and 31 | 1 – 3 PM  |  Classes

Painting Pet Portraits (via Zoom)

Celebrate a furry friend by creating a pet portrait to cherish for years to come.

$85 Members
$105 Nonmembers

Monday, July 25, 2022

July 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Color Explosion

​Avid painters will get to know the foundation of color theory while exploring a variety of painting techniques on diverse surfaces, from acrylic on wood to frosting on cake!

$185 Member
$210 Nonmembers

Thursday, July 28, 2022

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Français

A docent-led tour of the Museum in French.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guided Tour: Español

A docent-led tour of the Museum in Spanish.

Free for Members

Free with Museum admission for Nonmembers

6 – 8 PM  |  Classes

Teen Art Labs: Out of This World

Design your own planet using wood canvas and spray paint, then create a mode of transportation to get there.

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

7 PM  |  Film & Music

Jazz Concert Series

​Come groove with us at Sacramento's longest running summer jazz series. Enjoy live music in a loose, easy-going atmosphere in the Crocker's outdoor courtyard and bring a chair for the best seat in the house. Each jazz concert consists of two 45-minute sets separated by a 15-minute intermission where you can stretch your legs with a whirlwind Interlude Tour, shop in the Museum store, or grab a bite to eat.

$10 for Members
$25 for nonmembers
$10 for youth.

COVID 19 Safety Requirements

Changes have been made in the Museum to ensure a safe and healthy visit. Check our Safety page for the most current information.

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Current Exhibitions

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Kids + Family

The Crocker invites families to think of the Museum as a place to learn, play, and grow.

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