The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento is open for limited in person visits; the museum hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with timed ticket reservations.
They also have put together a series of virtual programs which can be accessed from home. Information on the array of upcoming activities is provided below.
Virtual Youth + Family Programs
‘Wee Wednesday From Home’ is offered every Wednesday in November and December, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. via Zoom.
Join in digitally for a fun story time, art chat, and opportunity for our youngest art fans to engage and interact with one another. Designed for children ages 3 to 5 with active adult participation, each week we engage through Zoom and explore a different work of art through dialogue and interactions that encourage visual literacy, social-emotional skills, and creative confidence. Enrollment opens the Monday before each session on crockerart.org. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Free for everyone. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/calendar/
Self-Care for Teachers
Tuesdays, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Via Zoom
Self-care is important for everyone right now, but it’s especially essential for teachers! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned educator or parent tossed into the world of distance learning: We could all use a little breath of fresh art. Join us for an art-based self-care session, featuring guided meditation — no experience necessary — and short, mindful art-making activities that will lower your blood pressure and center you for the days ahead. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Register online. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/calendar
Virtual Studio Classes
Watercolor Holiday Cards, Saturday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Via Zoom, for ages 15+
Wow your friends and family with a set of handmade holiday cards! Learn wet-on-wet and dry brush techniques in a fun watercolor painting class for ages 15+. It’s a great way to show you care while skirting the crowded greeting card aisle! Registration closes Nov. 30 at midnight. Cost is $40 members, $55 nonmembers. Register online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/event/2545/2020-12-05
Virtual Art + Wellness Programs
Virtual Art Rx, Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.
People living with chronic pain, and their family, friends, and caregivers are invited to explore the wonders of art and the creative mind online. Participants enjoy the simple pleasure of art viewing on Zoom as a trained docent facilitates group conversations about select works. No prior art knowledge is necessary. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Art Rx is presented in collaboration with the Center for Pain Medicine’s Integrative Pain Management Program, part of the UC Davis Health System. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Free for everyone. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/calendar/12/20/adults
Virtual Artful Meditation, Saturday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m.
Artful Meditation continues online, the fourth Saturday of each month. Calm your mind and experience art in new ways with long-time meditation practitioners and instructors Matthew Roselli and Teresa Sedano. Streamed via Zoom. Artful Meditation is presented in collaboration with the Center for Pain Medicine’s Integrative Pain Management Program, part of the UC Davis Health System. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Free for everyone. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/calendar/12/20/adults
Virtual Special Programs
The Official Rogue Book Club: Encore!, Thursday, Nov. 19.
Each month, the Official Rogue Book Club brings together readers, art-lovers, and special guests to discuss books that inspire us to look at art and life in new, unexpected ways. This month, the club is taking on a classic: The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde. Selected for its “mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense,” The Picture of Dorian Grey ranks as one of Wilde’s most important creations and is a classic achievement within its genre. Now a celebrated work — and Wilde’s only novel — it “forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England”. Despite being more than 100 years old, the novel remains relevant to this day. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Free for everyone. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/calendar/11/20/adults
Panel discussion: Three Takes on Thiebaud, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Via Zoom
Moderated by Crocker Art Museum Associate Director & Chief Curator Scott A. Shields, Ph.D., this informative discussion between three people intimately connected to Wayne Thiebaud will center around insights and unique experiences. Join the artist’s daughter, model, and writer Twinka Thiebaud; painter and professor Hearne Pardee; and critic and art historian Julia Friedman, Ph.D., for a singular program on Thiebaud and his life. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Register online. Learn more: https://www.crockerart.org/event/2548/2020-12-05
Founded 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 enrich the visitor experience, 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 or by following @crockerart.