Look & Learn

The first Tuesday of every month at 12 & 1 PM, and the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM.

A slow and mindful approach to art appreciation, this 30-minute exploration of a single artwork is led by experienced docents and enriched with group discussions. Each Look & Learn is different, and no prior art knowledge is required.

Weekday Create

Every Wednesday, 10 – 11:30 AM

Children and their grownups are invited to build their creative confidence at the Museum every Wednesday this summer. Each week, participants take inspiration from an object in the Crocker’s collection to create their own artwork using materials provided. Throughout the summer, explore a variety of art, techniques, and mediums, such as paper collage, mixed media, and watercolor!

Fourth Fridays

June 28, July 26, & August 23, 10 AM –12 PM

Families are invited to chill out at the Crocker with lively performances, creative social experiences, and art-making for children ages 3 – 12.

Sketch Night: Obata Edition

Thursday, July 18, 6 – 9 PM

Enjoy informal sketching instruction in select Museum galleries or relax in your favorite spot. In honor of the exhibition "Chiura Obata: An American Modern", learn to sketch ikebana flower arrangements. Limited sketching supplies are provided. All ages and drawing levels are welcome. RSVP here!

Conversations That Matter: Immigration

Thursday, August 29, 6:30 – 8 PM

Connecting to themes found in the exhibitions "Chiura Obata: An American Modern" and "Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West", Conversations that Matter returns with a dynamic panel talk and moderated community discussion on immigration in California. RSVP here!