By Crocker Staff

Join the Crocker Art Museum in celebrating Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork month with a crop of food-related programs for the whole family!

Mark your calendars for farms-in-art adventures for kids, farm-fresh still life & culinary art classes, a delectable film and food demo, and Dinner with the Crockers, a 19th-century-inspired dining experience in the Museum's historic ballroom.

Here's what's coming up:

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure
Sundays, September 3 & 17, 2017
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Docent leads discussion of Crocker's California collection during Kids & Company Gallery Adventure tour

In September, Kids & Company Gallery Adventures will explore farms in art! 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, in a fun and playful manner. This drop-in program is free for members and free with general admission for nonmembers. (General admission is always free for children 6 and under.)

Foreign Fall Film Series: "Tampopo"(Japan)
(1985, 115 Minutes, NR; in Japanese with English subtitles)
Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:30 PM, with a Ramen demo at 5:30 PM

Co-presented with Slow Food Sacramento in honor of farm-to-fork month, "Tampopo” has been called “one of the best food movies of all time” by An homage to ramen, "Tampopo" dishes out hilarity in a series of vignettes all loosely based around the plight of a small ramen shop. Produced in the style of a Spaghetti Western (or as it was dubbed early, “Ramen Western”), “Tampopo” received a 4-star review from Roger Ebert, who called it a “tour de force” and “universally funny.”

Culinary Art: Dessert on the Grill
Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:30 – 3 PM

Photo: Mike McCune

Participate in a sweet celebration of the region’s bounty. Peak-season fruits are a perfect pairing with lots of farm-fresh produce and cheeses. Join Supper Club Chef Matt Woolston for an afternoon of desserts hot off the grill. All supplies are provided, and you get to eat them!

Art Class: Still Life Painting
Tuesday Friday, September 19 – 22, 2017
9:30 AM – 12 PM

Photo: Matthew Henry

Designed for beginners, this class will provide instruction on basic acrylic painting techniques. In celebration of Farm-to-Fork Week, regional vendors will contribute local produce as subject matter, so that you can paint a still life from observation.

Dinner with the Crockers
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6 PM

The fun-loving spirits of Judge E. B. and Margaret Crocker cordially invite you to a special tour of their collection, followed by a savory farm-to-fork dinner featuring recipes from the Crockers’ era with a fresh twist, prepared by Supper Club Chef Matt Woolston. Discover the brilliance of the Museum's collection, starting with early purchases by the Crockers during their 1869 voyage to Germany, and ending with the most recent acquisitions. Then, sit among friends in the Historic ballroom – the site of many of the Crocker family’s famous parties – to round out the evening with an incredible dining experience.

To learn more about program details and pricing, click on the links in the event titles above, or visit

Top Image: Rinaldo Cuneo, Pears, circa 1935, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches, Crocker Art Museum, gift of Anne and Malcolm McHenry in honor of Scott A. Shields.