(Sacramento, CA - UPDATED June 3, 2019) The Crocker Art Museum will be awash in circus, nature, and animal colors on fourth Fridays this summer, as the Museum throws three pigment-themed parties to delight children ages 12 and under and their grownups.

In planning this series of Fourth Friday summer soirees, the Crocker's early childhood education team took inspiration from art in the Museum's exhibitions and renowned permanent collection. The result is a thoughtful array of engaging live performers, action-packed art making activities, and creative social experiences.

FOURTH FRIDAY: CIRCUS COLORS
JUNE 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The bright colors in the exhibition "Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings" are the catalyst behind circus-themed live performances, art-making, play, and exploration for the whole family!

FOURTH FRIDAY: NATURE COLORS
JULY 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chiura Obata’s paintings are filled with colors and themes from nature and are the inspiration for nature-themed live performances, art-making, play, and adventure!

FOURTH FRIDAY: ANIMAL COLORS
AUGUST 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Vibrant and hidden animals in the Crocker’s permanent collection prompt creature-themed live performances, art-making, and a host of fun-filled escapades!

Fourth Fridays are free for Crocker members and free with Museum admission for nonmembers.

MEDIA CONTACT
Karen Christian
Media Relations & Communications Associate
Crocker Art Museum
(916) 808-1867
communications@crockerart.org


ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Through engaging, innovative, and life-changing interactions with art, the Crocker Art Museum provides meaningful opportunities for people of divergent backgrounds to find common ground. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to deepen visitor’s understanding of art, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, and an array of activities for families and children. More information about exhibits and programs can be found at crockerart.org