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Thursday, 11 February 2016 12:32

Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum Prepares for an Exciting 2016

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Crocker Edited PicmonkeyAllan Houser (American Chiricahua Apache, 1914–1994), Force, 1990. Vermont marble, 26.5 x 26 x 27 inches. Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.

By Matthew Guillory

February 11, 2016 - There is a lot happening at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum as it heads into the second half of 2016 - exhibitions include glass (from ancient Roman to contemporary American), photography, colonial art, sculpture and European drawings.

Talks, walks and the like are great ways to learn a little more about the art on display. At their monthly noontime “Lunch & Learn,” museum docents dive deep into a specific exhibition for 30-minute sprints. And Gallery Bites -- also monthly at noon -- takes a half-hour look at a different gallery each time.

Searching for a mix of culture and club? Check out Art Mix every second Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Geared toward the over-21 crowd, Art Mix themes change monthly (“Pride,” “Havana Nights” and Crocker-Con” are a few upcoming themes), but always involve music, interactive art activities, and food and cocktails.

Children and student groups are welcomed at the Crocker, with nearly a half dozen monthly programs geared toward babies through teens. Jazz in the courtyard allows visitors to enjoy Sacramento’s blissful summer evenings, and the summer indoor movie series offers a respite from the heat. Book clubs, a crafts night and a black-tie gala (aka the 55th Annual Crocker Ball in December), prove variety is the spice of life at the Crocker, and there is truly something for all interests.

The above-mentioned exhibitions and activities just scratch the surface at the Crocker; check out crockerartmuseum.org or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The Museum is located at 216 O St. in Sacramento. Hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday, Thursday until 9 p.m. Admission is $5 to $10; extra for some Museum programming.

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