Event Calendar

Thursday, August 1, 2019

1 – 4 PM  

Art History: Photography and the American West, 1860 – 1900  

Examine the pivotal role photography played in the reshaping of the American West.

6 – 8 PM  |  Classes

Drink & Draw

Sip wine and enjoy a relaxing evening of drawing. Each session features a different drawing material and subject matter. 

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.

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

7 PM gates open; movie starts at sundown  |  Film & Music

Movies Off the Wall: Lady Bird

This summer, Movies Off the Wall goes West with a series of films inspired by the Crocker’s three summer exhibitions.

$8 MEMBERS
$16 NONMEMBERS

Saturday, August 3, 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, August 4, 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

Monday, August 5, 2019

1 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Portrait Remix

Designed for novice artists ages 14 to 17, this acrylic painting class introduces the history of portraiture and the basics of sketching, drawing, and portrait painting.

9 AM – 4 PM  |  Classes

Crocker Art Camp: My Planet Earth

From tropical zones to desert climates and majestic mountains, campers ages 7 to 9 will discover the features that make up our world, then paint and sculpt independently and collaboratively to build a 3-D environment.

Tuesday, August 6, 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, August 7, 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, August 8, 2019

6 PM – 9:30 PM  |  Adults

ArtMix | Street

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, August 10, 2019

10:30 AM

Artful Meditation

Calm your mind and experience the Crocker’s art collection through guided meditation in the galleries.

FREE FOR EVERYONE WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION

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

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.

3 PM  |  Tours & Talks

New on View Tour

Never the same tour twice.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

9 – 11 AM  |  Kids

Art on the Spectrum

Children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disorders and their caregivers are invited to a special morning of artistic exploration.

FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 AND UP AND FAMILIES (ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Sunday, August 11, 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

3 PM  |  Film & Music

Classical Concert: Duo Esplanade, flute and clarinet

Flute and clarinet Duo Esplanade offers a colorful performance featuring new and under-represented pieces, inspired by the playfulness found in "Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings".

$10 Members
$18 Students/Youth
$20 Nonmembers

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

6 – 8:30 PM   |  Classes

Figural Studies

Fine tune your figure drawing skills by observing and analyzing the human form in key works in the Crocker’s collection. In the studios, master the essence of proportion and shading by drawing from live, nude models.

6 – 8:30 PM   |  Classes

Drawing with Wet and Dry Media

Expand your artistic repertoire by learning to incorporate water-based media into your pencil and charcoal drawings.

6 – 8:30 PM   |  Classes

The Old West from Photo to Painting

Paint landscape compositions with acrylics. 

Wednesday, August 14, 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, August 15, 2019

6:30 PM

Capital Storytelling at the Crocker

Settle in for an evening of live narrative by Capital Storytelling, inspired by the artist Richard Jackson, who places value in experimentation and process over product.

$8 MEMBERS
$8 STUDENTS
$16 NONMEMBERS

Saturday, August 17, 2019

10:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Kids

Baby Loves Art: Colors!

Bring your baby to this special edition of Baby Loves Art inspired by Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings.

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, August 18, 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

2 PM

Sound Healing Yoga in the Ballroom

Be guided through a gentle, 45-minute yoga flow with vocals and healing sounds in a surprising in an extraordinary museum environment.

FREE FOR EVERYONE WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION

Tuesday, August 20, 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, August 21, 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, August 22, 2019

6:30 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Look & Learn

A 30-minute exploration of a single artwork

FREE FOR MEMBERS
FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

Jazz Night: Choo Choo Boogaloo

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
$50 TABLE + UMBRELLA FOR EIGHT AVAILABLE HERE

Friday, August 23, 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

Saturday, August 24, 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, August 25, 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

Wednesday, August 28, 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, August 29, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Conversations that Matter: Immigration

Connecting to themes found in the exhibitions Chiura Obata: An American Modern and Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West, Conversations that Matter returns with a dynamic panel talk and moderated community discussion on immigration in California.

FREE FOR MEMBERS
FREE WITH ADMISSION FOR NONMEMBERS 

Saturday, August 31, 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

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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Movies Off the Wall: Lady Bird

Go West with a series of films inspired by the Crocker’s three summer exhibitions.

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