Event Calendar

Tuesday, September 17, 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, September 18, 2019

1:15 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Kingsley Lecture Series

Painters Marcy Friedman, Pat Mahony, and Boyd Gavin: The power of collaboration

$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

9:30 AM – 12 PM  |  Classes

Chinese Brush Painting

Try your hand at the elegant technique of Chinese brush painting while exploring its historical context and significance. Learn the “four gentlemen” of virtue, the symbols that represent the foundation of Chinese painting and calligraphy.

$95 members
$115 nonmembers

Thursday, September 19, 2019

6 – 8:30 PM  |  Classes

Explore Light and Dark Visual Qualities in Film Noir and Paintings

This dual-media course blends film analysis and acrylic painting.

$165 members
$185 nonmembers

7 PM

Mystery Night

Team up to explore the galleries as art comes to life during this live-action game of Clue.

$24 members
$38 nonmembers

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:30 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Meet the Artist: Nathan Youngblood

Meet nationally renowned potter Nathan Youngblood for an afternoon of demonstration and informal conversation within a small group setting.

$45 members
$65 nonmembers

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  |  Tours & Talks

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.

$12 members
$24 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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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 – 4 PM

Art of Parenting: Parenting as a Process

Enjoy a panel discussion and interactive workshop on parenting as a process of learning and growth.

Free with advance registration

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Classes

Introducción Básica al Español y al Arte

The Crocker and CASA de ESPAÑOL are partnering to offer adults a seven-week course in basic conversation, vocabulary, greetings, and present-tense conjugation of verbs through art discussions and interaction. Join us for this fun way to build Spanish and visual literacy skills!

$255 Crocker members & CASA de ESPAÑOL students
$290 nonmembers

Wednesday, September 25, 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, September 26, 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  |  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

6:30 PM  |  Film & Music

Jazz Night: Kim Nalley

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

Saturday, September 28, 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

8 AM – 6 PM  |  Classes

Art Outing

Spend the morning browsing San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum!

$85 members
$115 nonmembers
Includes museum admission, private docent-led tour, transportation, refreshments, and wine en route

Sunday, September 29, 2019

1 – 3:30 PM  |  Classes

Embroidery as Drawing Technique

Discover traditional embroidery techniques in this two-day class that starts with basic stitches and continues into the more complex.

$55 members
$75 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

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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