< Back to Board of Directors

Dan Howard was born in Southern California and moved to Sacramento at a young age. After earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from UC Davis, he moved east to Boston and was the first graduate to earn a Master of Operation Research from MIT. Family and the uncertainty of the Vietnam era brought him back to Sacramento where he started running the family steel business. Forty-five years later, as the owner and CEO of Capitol Iron Works, a Sacramento structural steel and manufacturing plant, Dan has given over the day-to-day management and operations to the current president and longtime employee. Dan is enjoying retirement and used to travel the world with his wife, Gwenna, a former art gallery owner, and hopefully can resume that in the near future. Dan and Gwenna are playing an active role in the lives of their now 12 grandchildren spread out over California and New York.

Tour: For America and Beyond

In this guided tour, feast on masterworks by American artists featured in "For America: Paintings From the National Academy of Design," and "Legends from Los Angeles: Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar," in the Crocker Collection, currently on view.

Register today

In Motion: A Panel Discussion About Dance on Film

Tapping into the connection between Rady’s exquisite forms and the imagery of dance, this interactive discussion celebrates the multimodal nature of dance on film.

Register today

The Museum Store is Now Online!

Shop select exhibitions, show your Crocker pride with themed swag, or stock up on art supplies! All proceeds support the Crocker's educational programs.

Shop Now