The new Crocker Art Museum is Sacramento's newest attraction

The Crocker Art Museum closed in June to complete their $100 million expansion project. The Teel Family Pavilion will bring more space and more opportunity for the public and arts in Sacramento. It will also include a café for dining in Sacramento, a sleek 260-seat auditorium and an art conservation lab for visitors to view art being restored.

During a sneak peak at the Crocker Fundraising Gala, I got a chance to see two new collections: African and Oceanic art.
The Crocker Art Museum is perfect as a Sacramento student travel destination
This summer the California Sate Fair awarded Crocker Art Museum with The Golden Bear Award for the Arts, to honor their efforts on showcasing art and educating the public.

The highly anticipated opening will be on Sunday, October 10, when the 125,000-square-foot expansion will be open to the public, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

If you are looking for fun things to do in Sacramento that weekend, join the ribbon-cutting ceremony which will kick off an all-day-arts festival and a block party celebration. Enjoy this Sacramento family event with 12 hours of live entertainment, street performers, swing and salsa dance contests, art activities, and much more.

The new Crocker Art Museum will now have the space to showcase their large California art collection and be a Sacramento tourist attraction for art and museum aficionados.   Wayne Thiebaud, Flood Waters, 2006. Oil on canvas,Courtesy of Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco.

Don’t miss this the public Grand Opening of Crocker’s Teel Family Pavilion on October 10.
Crocker Art Museum,
216 O St., Sacramento 
Admission to the museum will be $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $5 for youths 7-17 and free for children 6 and under and Crocker members. 

Photos Courtesy of Crocker Art Museum

Written by Promotional Intern, Alejandra Gonzalez