• Zemer Peled (Israeli, born 1983), Untitled 1, 2016. Ceramic, 22 x 19 x 19 in. Crocker Art Museum purchase, Becky B. Krisik Fund and Marcy and Mort Friedman Acquisition Fund, 2018.47.
    Cool Clay
    Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Ceramics
    July 21, 2019 — July 21, 2021

From raw textures to meticulous details, to glazes bursting with color, the works in Cool Clay represent one of the most exciting and expansive fields of contemporary art. This exhibition highlights a selection of notable acquisitions that strengthen the Crocker Art Museum’s ceramics holdings in both diversity and scope. These pieces represent the work of influential figures such as Rudy Autio, Jun Kaneko, Tony Marsh, Edwin Scheier, Nancy Selvin, and Akio Takamori, as well as more recent leaders like Peter Olson, Zemer Peled, Brian Rochefort, and Dirk Staschke. Although the artists pursue a great variety of approaches and techniques, each embraces the experimental and playful sensibility this versatile medium engenders. Spanning six decades of studio practice, this exhibition celebrates the ground-breaking achievements of 20th-century ceramists as well as those who today continue to reimagine the possibilities of working in clay.

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ArtInteractive LIVE! Art and Technology

Venture behind the scenes of the Museum and Sacramento’s art scene with ArtInteractive LIVE! This immersive, digital program is part variety show, part family game night, part revealing art discussion forum.

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Monster Mash

Costumed kiddos and their grownups are invited to a participatory performance full of amazement and artistic inspiration! Following the performance, explore the galleries with a Halloween-inspired scavenger hunt, take a festive family portrait, and discover a magical surprise or two.

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