I was born and raised in Sacramento and had never been to the Crocker Art Museum. I talked to Max about going many times before, but finally I insisted: we have got to go! And I’m glad I did because it ended up being a great experience. We spent the day looking statues, sculptures, paintings, and a huge variety of other works of art.
About the Crocker Art Museum
It serves as a regional resource for the appreciation of and study of fine art and offers diverse exhibits, events, programs, collections, and even children’s activities. It features “the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics” (crockerart.org). There is a very interesting history on crockerart.org explaining how the original buildings, including the Crocker family mansion and art gallery, were renamed the Crocker Art Museum in 1978. Then in October 2010, the Crocker opened the 125,000-square foot Teel Family Pavilion, which tripled the Museum’s size. Read all about the history of the Crocker Art Museum here.
Our youngest fell asleep as soon as we got there. He took a much-needed nap in the stroller while us adults walked around discussing the art with G while he looked at everything around him (or played with his toy car).
After about an hour, G began to get a little restless, so that’s when we headed to Tot Land—a children’s exhibit that’s also a play area. Literally, as soon as we walked into Tot Land, little E woke up! It was like he knew it was play time.
The boys loved playing in the boat and mini “beach shacks” inside Tot Land. There was even a reading area in the corner of Tot Land though we didn’t spend much time there—our littles are very energetic!
Overall, it was a great experience and I’m glad I got to spend time learning and playing with my family at the Crocker Art Museum!
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