Founded in 1885 and known for its California art, the museum also houses a collection of European paintings and master drawings as well as international ceramics, and Asian and African works. Dozens of programs, classes, and tours are offered each year.

The museum is a nice mixture of styles in two buildings: the old Crocker mansion and the new modern wing across the courtyard. Click for more.


In addition to hosting exhibitions, the Museum offers many programs throughout the year that connect people in unexpected ways with art, ideas, and each other. Your support enables the Museum to continue offering these experiences to all.

The oldest art museum in the Western United States, Crocker’s collection includes Californian art from the Gold Rush era through the present, European paintings and master drawings, a renowned collection of international ceramics, and Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

Children (up to one per adult) and SNAP cardholders are free of charge. All other visitors pay the Museum’s general admission rate. The Museum accepts cash, checks, or credit cards for admission. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, except holidays. Photography is allowed only with advance approval.


The museum hosts dozens of art programs every year for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. These programs and classes help to give context and engage visitors with the art objects on display. You can listen to a classical concert, learn to sketch, participate in community dialogue, and much more!

This world-class museum has more original California art than any other museum in the entire world. They also have one of the best collections of international ceramics and European master drawings.

In addition to its collection, the museum also has a stunning building that is worth visiting. It was designed by Seth Babson, and it is an exquisite piece of architecture in its own right. It is a must-see for anyone that loves art or history. Browse around this site to check more places to visit.


The museum also holds a range of events in addition to its exhibitions. These include concerts, art talks, and workshops for kids.

The Crocker’s collections went beyond California as it had galleries devoted to European master drawings and international ceramics. The museum also boasted a substantial holding of early California landscape paintings and depictions of pioneer life in the Old West. It also had Native American beaded and woven baskets and early Mexican pottery. It also had a limited collection of African wood carvings/sculptures such as the elongated and slender statues known as tusks that are carved from one wooden piece.

The Crocker also has an impressive collection of works by Richard Diebenkorn. The museum’s extensive holding of Diebenkorn’s work demonstrates the artist’s central role in the artistic developments of the 20th century.


As the first art museum established in the western US, the Crocker is an amazing destination for visitors. You can spend a whole day exploring the exhibits and collections. And you can also listen to a live jazz or classical concert, attend a lecture or take a studio art class. The museum has a cafe and gift shop, too.

The Cafe at the Crocker is a New American cafe that serves a full menu of sandwiches, salads, seasonal carnivorous and vegetarian soups, and side dishes. It is open to all visitors, including those with dietary restrictions. The cafe also serves coffee and tea.

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Gift Shop

After exploring the exhibitions at this historic museum you may find yourself fired up with artistic inspiration. If you want to channel this energy into your own creative creations then make sure you stop by the on-site gift shop – it sells everything from ceramics and regional art to creative toys for kids and jigsaws based around some of the exhibitions.

It’s also worth checking out the gallery bookshop which features works by local artisans. It also stocks a variety of home design products, books, and note cards. Up next is California State Railroad Museum.


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