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Monday, 07 August 2017 18:30

Revisiting The Crocker

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by Lindsey Adams

Sacramento, August 8, 2017 – I was born and raised in Sacramento. I love this city, but sometimes I forget just how great some of our landmarks are.

We recently visited the Crocker Art Museum, a place I have been many times starting with a grade school field trip. Maybe it was our amazing tour guide, maybe it was the coolest exhibit I've ever seen there or maybe it was a combo of the two, but I left there with a whole new appreciation of the museum.

My favorite part of our visit was Turn The Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, a show of works by 51 diverse, “new contemporary” artists who challenge art traditions and break new ground. This one-of-a-kind exhibition honors the vision of the genre-bending magazine Hi-Fructose to reveal the most innovative artists working today. There was something intriguing around every corner. For guests without a tour guide, the museum has printed family guides specific to the exhibit. The moment you get off the elevator and step into the colorful room, you know it's something special. Since the exhibit closes September 17, we suggest a visit as soon as possible.

Did you know the Crocker Art Museum has a theater? I didn't before my tour. In fact, when we visited there was a gentleman there tuning the piano for an upcoming concert. I knew the museum had a variety of events on a regular basis, but I just didn't know the scope. There is an event for everyone: Family Fridays, Art Mix every second Thursday of the month, Jazz Night every third Thursday of the month and daily highlight tours that focus on the museum's permanent collection.

On our recent visit we learned about the history of the Crocker family and the beginnings of the museum. We left with a better understanding and appreciation for everything the museum does.

For more information on the Crocker Museum and its many activities visit https://www.crockerart.org

 

Editor’s note: If you are planning to visit the Crocker—or coming to Sacramento for any other reason, for that matter—first check out the listings in the Central Valley section of Taste California Travel’s Resource Directory. There you will find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options in the area, as well as links to Craft Beer purveyors and nearby wineries.

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