Starting October 5th, there will be an exhibit of ARC student work at the Crocker. The reception will be Sunday October 15th, from 1-2:30 pm. You should go and check out the other students work, maybe make some friends and get some cool tips! But check out this serious list of other upcoming Crocker events!
Curator Walk-Through: Kristina Gilmore on Ruth Rippon
Thursday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Tour “Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon” with Crocker Associate Curator Kristina Gilmore. A wide-ranging exhibition, “Exuberant Earth” presents more than 80 works by Rippon, who celebrates her 90th birthday in January. Gilmore worked closely with Rippon to carefully select works that highlight the artist’s vast repertoire of techniques, her insatiable curiosity, and her passion for experimentation. Designed for art novices and ceramic lovers alike, this intimate walk-through will deepen viewers’ appreciation of Rippon and offer an expanded understanding of California ceramic art. $5 Museum members, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
New on View Tour
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m.
Never the same tour twice, the New on View Tour dives into the Crocker’s latest special exhibitions and newest works of art. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org.
Educator Workshop: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings
Saturday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for an in-depth look at the early work and evolution of noted American painter Richard Diebenkorn. Explore early pieces, nearly all from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, as well as curriculum materials from the Foundation that will help you bring Diebenkorn’s work into your classroom. $5 Museum members, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
Crocker Architecture Tour
Sunday, November 5, 1 p.m.
Explore the distinct architectural elements, inside and out, of the Teel Family Pavilion and the historic building. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org. The Crocker Architecture Tour runs May through December on the first Sunday of each month.
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 7, 12 & 1 p.m.
Join an in-depth examination of “Urbana #2 (The Archer)” by Richard Diebenkorn. Before or after the 30-minute gallery conversation, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org.
Saturday, November 11, 11 a.m.
Free for Everyone
Art Rx now serves two communities – those with chronic pain and those who serve as palliative caregivers for patients or loved ones facing the end of life. These individuals along with their guests are invited to enjoy facilitated group conversations about select pieces of art with an accomplished docent. The goal of Art Rx is to encourage positive experiences that reduce the burden of chronic pain and caregiver stress. No prior art knowledge is necessary. Advanced registration is required. Call (916) 808-1962, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. First-time participants: Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early for check-in. Art Rx is presented in collaboration with the Center for Pain Medicine’s Integrative Pain Management Program, part of the UC Davis Health System.
Sunday, November 12, 1 & 2 p.m.
In advance of the Classical Concert featuring the Festival of New American Music, enjoy a docent-led tour of works by American contemporary artists in the Crocker’s permanent collection to help put the music in context with the art. Prelude Tours are open to all visitors. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org.
Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 15, 1:15 p.m.
Meet Crocker Curator Kristina Gilmore
Kristina Gilmore has worked as a curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2006, she moved to Davis, where she served on the board of the Davis Arts Center and helped establish Peregrine School. She has been working in the curatorial department at the Crocker since 2014. Gilmore will share her experiences developing exhibitions, including her latest, “Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon.” Rippon is both a vanguard and veteran figure in the field of ceramics. As a practicing artist who spent several decades teaching in her native Sacramento and the Bay Area, Rippon helped elevate the craft of ceramics into the realm of fine art. $8 Museum members, $5 student/youth, $12 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
Kondos in Conversation
Saturday, November 18, 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the release of a 2018 limited-edition calendar featuring Gregory Kondos’ landscape paintings, Mr. Kondos will have a special, on-stage conversation with Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak. A master landscape artist focused on California’s Central Valley, Kondos has made important contributions to the Crocker’s permanent collection. Hear directly from the artist about his technique and the evolution of his style, and view the 12 key works spotlighted in the calendar along with his substantial body of work. After the program, Kondos will sign calendars, available for sale from the Museum Store. All proceeds support the Crocker Art Museum. For orders greater than 12, please call the Museum Store at (916) 808- 5531. $20 Museum members, $30 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
Meet Me at the Museum
Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.
Free for Everyone
Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Tiffany Paige at (916) 792-3281 or email@example.com.
Community Discussion with California Groundbreakers: The State of Downtown One Year After the Arena
Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.
The Crocker’s “Conversations that Matter” series returns this fall, as California Groundbreakers presents a panel discussion of the state of Sacramento’s downtown region one year following the Golden 1 Center opening. What has changed, what has improved, and what still needs work? Free for Museum members, $10 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 & 11 a.m.
Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 and 11 a.m. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org.
Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Drop In)
Each month, toddlers explore artmaking with different materials in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to working with clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and self-expression while nurturing their child’s creativity. Families are welcome to arrive any time during this drop-in program. Please dress for mess. This program is for children from 19 to 36 months old and their caregivers. $7 Museum members, $10 nonmembers (includes one child and one adult), $5 per additional person. Fees include Museum admission. Tickets may be purchased at crockerart.org or at the Museum admission desk.
Kids & Company Gallery Adventure
Sundays, November 5 & 19, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Amusing and educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older (and the adults who tag along with them) in a fun and playful manner. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org. This program takes place every first and third Sunday of each month.
Sunday Playday (Drop In)
Sunday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A monthly program for children ages 4 to 6 and their caregivers, Sunday Playday is a gallery-based, art-making experience designed to support school readiness. Led by a Museum educator, children will participate in a fun, make-and-take project using a variety of art materials, inspired by a different artwork each month. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers.
Baby Loves Art
Saturday, November 18 & Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk, offering parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. All baby noises are expected and welcome. Strollers are allowed and front carriers are recommended for the best art view. Please no backpacks or rear carriers. Meet at the admission desk; no advance registration required. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org. This program takes place every third Tuesday and third Saturday of each month.
Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Drop In)
Free for Everyone
This drop-in art-making program is open to all, and is designed to spark creativity! Children with learning and developmental disabilities and their families are especially invited. Visual resources, sensory toys, and a quiet space will be provided. Wonder Lab is presented in collaboration with the Crocker Art Museum’s Art Access Committee.
Sunday, November 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Drop In)
Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month. No experience is necessary, and all supplies are provided. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at crockerart.org. This program takes place every fourth Sunday of each month.