Event Calendar

Sunday, September 1, 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

Tuesday, September 3, 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, September 4, 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

11 AM  |  Tours & Talks

Special Tour: The Love Tour

Through exercises, meditations, and direct engagement, this tour offers a new way of viewing art and cultivating love.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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

La Otra

The story of a murderous sister who assumes the identity of her dead sibling.
La historia de una asesina quien asume la identidad de su hermana gemela, la cual esta muerta.

Gratis para miembros

Gratis con la entrada general para no-miembros


Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

Saturday, September 7, 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

2 PM  |  Tours & Talks

Guest Lecture: Glenn Willumson, Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad

Discover the fascinating history and myth-making behind the Transcontinental Railroad with author and professor Glenn Willumson.

$7 Members
$14 Nonmembers

Sunday, September 8, 2019

10:30 AM – 12 PM   |  Kids

Baby Loves Trains! 

Have fun discovering trains during this special edition of Baby Loves Art

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

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

Classical Concert: Laudami Ensemble

The Laudami Ensemble presents a concert of German composers and the Italians who inspired them.  

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

12 - 2 PM (drop in)  |  Kids

Homeschool Day: Golden Spike

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad with an exploration of select artwork from the Crocker’s collection, as well as photographs from Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West. This program includes a stop in the studio, where students will make their own railroad-inspired artwork to take home.

$3 in advance
$5 at the door

Wednesday, September 11, 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 12, 2019

6 – 9:30 PM

ArtMix | CrockerCon

The Crocker is being invaded by writers, artists, exhibitors, and comic lovers celebrating the art and influence of comics in pop culture. All ages fun!

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

Friday, September 13, 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, September 14, 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 

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

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

Sunday, September 15, 2019

1 – 4 PM  |  Classes

Write Blogs that Entice and Inspire

Looking to enhance your writing? Learn to ignite your stories and inspire your readers with fresh vocabulary and photography during this two-day literary workshop featuring lectures, discussions, writing exercises, and oral readings.

$60 members
$80 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

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM  |  Classes

Pet Portraits

Become proficient in color mixing and texture techniques that will bring your pet’s personality to life. Provide a digital photograph of your animal friend in advance of the class, and take home a completed pet portrait on stretched canvas. Registrants must be able to provide a digital photo of animal friends at least one week in advance of the class meeting.

$75 member
$95 nonmember

11 AM & 12 PM  |  Tours & Talks

American Sign Language Tour

Enjoy a docent-guided tour offered by an American Sign Language (ASL) signer with voice interpretation provided by a certified interpreter. Tours in ASL are also offered upon request with at least two week’s advance notice. Email education@crockerart.org.

Free for members
Free with admission for nonmember

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

Monday, September 16, 2019

​9:30 AM – 12 PM ​  |  Classes

Introduction to Portraits in Acrylic

Get started with observational drawing and the basics of acrylic painting through demonstrations, practice, and lessons on the proportions of the human face, neck, and head.

$120 members
$140 nonmembers

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  |  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
$50 TABLE + UMBRELLA FOR EIGHT AVAILABLE HERE

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

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: Choo Choo Boogaloo

In big-band style, Peter Petty & His Titans of Terpsichore take on songs like Glenn Miller’s “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the A Train.”

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Conversations That Matter: Immigration

A dynamic panel talk and community discussion on immigration in California, connecting to the themes found in Chiura Obata and Race to Promontory.

Join the conversation