Are you making the most of your Crocker membership? Of course free admission is great, but don’t forget there are also many programs you can attend at no charge! Joining the Crocker provides a variety of benefits, from Museum Store and cafe discounts to exclusive event invitations. Here’s just a taste of what’s free and upcoming at the Museum. Register in advance to reserve your spot.

Sketch Night: Menagerie Edition
Thursday, January 17, 6 – 9 PM

Sketch Night returns! Enjoy informal instruction at three different Museum locales, or relax in your favorite spot to sketch. With this edition, we’re celebrating Modern Menagerie: Sculpture by Loet Vanderveen. Feel free to bring your own sketching pad; limited sketching supplies are provided. Coloring, prize drawings, and gallery hunts are also part of this fun evening for all ages.
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Exclusive Member Reception
Friday, January 25, 5:30 PM

Celebrate the opening of Modern Menagerie: Sculpture by Loet Vanderveen, Arte Extraordinario: Recent Acquisitions, and History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence with a special members-only event.
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Writers’ Block: A Head in Cambodia and A Death in Bali
Thursday, January 31, 6:30 PM

The Crocker is thrilled to present curator-turned author Nancy Tingley in our new reading and lecture series, Writers’ Block. As author of A Head in Cambodia and A Death in Bali, Tingley combines her vast knowledge of Asian art with spirited murder mysteries. Advance reading is not necessary, and Tingley’s books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
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The Love Tour
Wednesday, February 6, 11 AM

Extend love to yourself, and join Crocker docent Eva Lisle for a special tour in which art becomes a focus for finding your inner voice and a means of cultivating self care and appreciation. Through exercises, meditations, and direct engagement, this program offers a new way of viewing art and yourself.
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Open Poetry Night in the Gallery
Thursday, February 21, 7 PM

Jacob Lawrence was inspired by the poets and writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The evening will start with a brief overview of History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence and will honor the artist through readings of works by Harlem Renaissance poets and original poems shared by participants. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended.
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Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Slow Art Day ( is a global event with a simple mission to help people discover the joy of looking at art. Be one of the thousands of people around the world who take part in this special opportunity to slow down and have art reveal itself through guided looking.
No registration required!

Night at the Museum
Thursday, April 18, 5 – 9 PM

Put on your PJs as we transform the Crocker into a night-time wonderland for kids of all ages. Inspired by the movie Night at the Museum and its sequels, this bilingual (Spanish) event will have exciting performances, live animals, surprise character encounters, and much more.
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