Gerald Hansen Library for Art Research

The Gerald Hansen Library offers a wealth of information on the visual arts, from reference works, historical studies, monographs, and catalogues raisonnés to Crocker Art Museum collections and exhibition catalogs. Traditionally, the library has aimed to provide resources relevant to the Museum’s collections of California and American art, European painting, and Old Master drawings. Also available are US and international museum collections and exhibition catalogues, as well as publications of commercial galleries and auction houses. The library maintains a selection of contemporary art and craft periodicals and has a growing collection of more recent publications on artists with California and West Coast connections.

The collection is non-circulating, but researchers and interested readers are welcome to consult materials in the reading room by appointment at (916) 808-5780 or library@crockerart.org. The library’s holdings may be searched here (sign-in is not required).

Hours The Crocker is Open

The library is available by appointment at (916) 808-5780 or library@crockerart.org

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.

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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.

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

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