Designed for photographers who are familiar with their camera and computer, this class delves into the Adobe photo-editing program Lightroom. Learn step-by-step processes to create quality images at home.
Instructor William Thompson (@goodthompson) is a professional photographer and creator of the diverse social community, "Good Inc". In 2011, he found his passion for photography, community building and creative collaboration through Instagram. He has over 5 years of experience in various genres of photography. The thriving Sacramento community, the art of photography and thrilling adventures are the driving forces that inspire him to chase his dreams!
Lightroom and Chill
Three Saturdays, September 8 - 22
1 - 3 PM
$75 members • $95 nonmembers
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For the final installment of its Fourth Friday series, the Crocker invites families to chill out and enjoy art and art-making throughout the Museum. Inspired by a new immersive art installation created by L.A.-based artist Mark Dean Veca, Fourth Friday: Wild Walls explores art beyond the frame, with collaborative mural painting with artist Fisko, performances by aerialist Kat Boston, magic-wielding pixies, and fun activities for all ages.
Fourth Friday: Wild Walls
Friday, August 24
10:30 AM - 12 PM
FREE for members and free with admission for nonmembers
A native San Franciscan, Thomas McGlynn produced early illustrations and woodblock prints that led to his formal training at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. Studying there from 1900 to 1905, he won the favor of his primary instructor, Arthur Mathews, and following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, Mathews hired him to work at his Furniture Shop, which produced furniture, frames, decorative arts, and interior designs. McGlynn became the full-time chief designer and assistant to Mathews in 1909, and his duties included the supervision of artisans, the installation of interiors and murals, and original design work.
McGlynn worked for Mathews until 1918. He also taught in the San Francisco public school system and, for a short time, at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1938, he built a home and studio in Pebble Beach, where he remained an active member of the Monterey Peninsula art community until his death.
McGlynn’s landscapes have been called Tonalist, Impressionist, and even Luminist, all descriptions that aim to describe his unique approach to light and color. His quietly evocative early landscapes manifest the influence of Mathews’s production in their subtle, earthy hues. As his career progressed, McGlynn increasingly introduced more saturated color, yet maintained a narrow tonal range. These landscapes surveyed the Pacific coast from Mexico to Canada. In this instance, he depicts an evocative scene of barren trees set amidst California’s brilliant, golden hills.
[Thomas McGlynn (American, 1878-1966), California, circa 1930. Oil on canvas. 34" x 36". Crocker Art Museum, gift of Thomas A.L. and Mildred M. McGlynn. 2009.10]
Ease into those tights and grab your cape for the Crocker’s annual explosion of comic books, cosplay, and kookiness. With music by Be Brave Bold Robot, podcasts, panel talks, DJs and more, this event offers a mega slice of this creative subculture. Featuring more than 50 vendors, a small-press expo with comic book creators, live character drawing, and video and table-top games, this ArtMix is for all ages and offers something for every fandom!
Guns of any kind are not allowed on Museum property. For the safety of our guests and the art, full-face masks and objects protruding more than 12 inches from the body – including wings, swords, lightsabers, and backpacks – are not allowed in the galleries. A complimentary weapons & wings check will be provided on the Museum's first floor.
Thursday, September 13
6 - 9:30 PM
HEADS UP ON OUR NEW PRICING:
• $10 Members
• $6 Member kids 6-17
• $12 Nonmember kids
• $20 Nonmembers
• Children 5 and under free
Sponsored by Submerge Mag
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Art by @darksunrose
"Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo" offers a vast exploration of Latin American cultures, aesthetics, and social concerns through the lens of the California Chicano artist. To gain an even greater understanding of Carrillo’s impact, three scholars will come together to offer their own perspectives on his work and activism. Exhibition curator Susan Leask will be joined by Chicano art historian Tere Romo and artist Juan Carrillo for an enlightening and wide-ranging conversation.
Panel Talk: Perspectives on Eduardo Carrillo
Sunday, September 2
• $6 Members
• $12 Nonmembers
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[Eduardo Carrillo, El Vuelo de Sor Juana, 1982. Oil on canvas, 96 x 66 inches. Collection of Juliette Carrillo]
Fall and winter studio art classes are now open to nonmebers for registration!
Develop a new skill or "brush" up on a hobby put by the wayside. Clay & Chardonnay; Observational Drawing; Paint a Coastal Landscape; POP-aganda; Small Enamels for Beginners; Bubbles & Brushes; Crocker Art Camp, and so much more!
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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many California artists painted night scenes. Influenced by James Whistler, the most famous painter of nocturnes, such paintings were often called Tonalist, a style of narrow color ranges and simplified compositions. Maurice Braun's decision to move to San Diego was made in part because of the Theosophical Society, a religious philosophy he followed. Headquartered in the neighborhood of Point Loma, the Society provided Braun with his initial studio. Braun was influenced by the Theosophical beliefs in the interconnectedness of the universe and the essential unity of nature. This led him to visualize and interpret the "fantasy" of his imagination through light and color, rather than exacting detail. Look for evidence of human habitation such as the path and barn.
[Maurice Braun (American, 1877-1941), "Early Evening, California", circa 1920. Oil on canvas. Crocker Art Museum, Melza and Ted Barr Collection, 2009.48]
Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk and gives parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. All baby noises are expected and welcome. For the best art view, front carriers are recommended. Strollers are allowed, but please no backpacks. Meet at the Museum admission desk; no advance registration is required.
Baby Loves Art
Tuesday, August 21
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Free for members, and free with admission for nonmembers.
The Crocker Art Museum is committed to reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to the Museum and art experiences. The Art Access initiative provides programs and services to help ensure art is available to everyone. Funding for these programs is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.
Sunday, September 23
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (drop in)
Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers
Born in Birmingham, England, Thomas Hill came to the United States as a youth, following his father to Massachusetts in 1844. He worked briefly in a cotton factory, became an apprentice to a carriage painter, and later joined an interior decorating firm in Boston. He moved to Philadelphia in 1853 to study art, enrolling in night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. A year later he visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a region associated with painters of the Hudson River School. He departed for California in 1861, at the outset of the Civil War.
Hill revisited New England several times after moving to California and painted Waverly Oaks, a spot outside Boston favored by American Barbizon painters, on multiple occasions. He may have used either his own earlier oil sketches or photographs to compose this idyllic scene.
[Thomas Hill (American, born England, 1829–1908), "Waverly Oaks", 1898. Oil on canvas, 65" x 54". Crocker Art Museum, gift of Dr. V. V. Ushanoff; 1960.8]
This summer, Wee Wednesday expands to include older children. Families are invited to the Crocker to create unique art projects, designed for ages 3 - 12, inspired by artwork in the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. To round off your visit, explore the Museum in new ways through a self-guided tour. This is a perfect opportunity for Wee Wednesday regulars or newbies to bring older siblings to join in the fun. (August 29 will be the final Wee Wednesday: Summer Edition of the year- we return to the regular 3 - 5 year old age group in September).
Wee Wednesday: Summer Edition
Wednesday, August 22
10 - 11:30 AM (drop in)
Free for members or with admission for nonmembers
SFMOMA is honored to be the only venue to present "Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season", and we don't want you to miss it. Board a chartered bus, and join fellow Crocker guests and members for a guided tour of the work of this world-renowned artist. Dine at one of SFMOMA's cafés, or venture out on your own. If you like, spend time at the nearby Museum of the African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, or Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Schedule: Depart the Crockerat 8 AM, arrive SFMOMA at 10:30 AM.
Depart SFMOMA at 4 PM, arrive Sacramento at 6 PM.
Saturday September 29
8 AM - 6 PM
• $125 members
• $155 nonmembers
(fee includes SFMOMA admission and special exhibition ticket, private docent-let guided tour, transportation, and snacks, water, and wine en route.
Space is limited: click the link in our bio and head to CLASSES in September to reserve your tickets now!
[Rene Magritte, L'empire des lumières (The Dominion of Light)", 1954; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; copyright Charly Herscovici, brussels / Artists Rights Socity (ARS), New York]
Sip wine and enjoy a relaxing evening of drawing. Each session features a different drawing material and subject matter. On Thursday, September 6: The Nude Figure!
Instructor Patricia Wood received her bachelor’s from University of California, Davis, and her MFA from the University of Arizona. Wood has exhibited her work both internationally and throughout the United States. Her artwork was featured in the three anniversary issues of New American Painting. She is an adjunct professor at American River College.
6 - 8 PM
• $50 nonmembers
Ages 21+ only
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[Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael) (Italian, 1483 - 1520), Figure Studies, between 1519 & 1520. Black chalk and white highlighting over stylus, 10.11" x 14.25". Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, England]
Granville Redmond produced a body of work that captured California’s diverse topography, vegetation, and color. Born in Philadelphia, he was deafened by scarlet fever as a toddler. Soon after, the family moved to San Jose, California, and in 1879 he became a student at the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, where he studied under artists Theophilus Hope d’Estrella and Douglas Tilden. He also studied at the California School of Design in San Francisco under Raymond Dabb Yelland, Amédée Joullin, and Arthur Mathews. Mathews' tonal palette and compositional simplicity in particular influenced Redmond’s early work. Redmond then continued his studies at the Académie Julian in Paris. After more than four years in France, he returned to California and settled in Los Angeles in 1898.
Redmond was inspired by the beauty of the California landscape, and many of his landscape paintings were in subdued tones, depicting land and sea at twilight or under softening veils of mist. Many of Redmond’s colleagues felt that these introspective, tonal paintings elicited a sense of quietude informed both by his deafness and his contemplative nature. For others, the riotous color of his purely Impressionist works seemed to evoke his “great capacity for happiness.”
[Granville Redmond (American, 1871–1935), "A Shepherd and his Flock in the Early Morning Mist", 1930. Oil on canvas; 20" x 25" x 5". Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Jeffry Mann and Mr. Jerry Hollister. 2008.15]
Kicking off the fall season of Audio Muse, the Crocker is excited to announce a collaboration between Sacramento-based SUNMONKS and The Philharmonik! The Philharmonik is known for his electrifying live performances and smooth, hip-hop sound. His combination of piano talent, fresh beats, and poignant lyrics mixed with the 70s pop, soul, and R&B of Sunmonks will leave audiences buzzing. Installation artist, designer, and illustrator Alex Trujillo will illuminate the night with a new LED light-sculpture show.
Audio Muse is the Crocker Art Museum's latest monthly music series. Visualize the music as the region’s best bands perform alongside digital, video, or new-media artists for multisensory concerts that rock 'til 9 PM. Enjoy food and $6 drink specials from the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club.
October 25: The Gold Souls + Bryan Maretti
December 27: Cemetery Sun + Justin Wood
Thursday, September 27
6:30 - 9 PM
• $10 Members
• $20 Nonmembers
• $20 Member Series Pass
• $40 Nonmembers Series Pass
Sponsored by Blanket Marketing Group
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Monotype printing, the process of a single transfer of an image, is described as a “painterly” printmaking technique because of the soft and blurred images it produces. Discover the visual affects you can achieve through various inking methods and materials Painterly Print class.
Teaching artist Katherine Venturelli is nationally and internationally recognized for unique and varied edition artist books and fine prints produced at her printmaking studio in Sutter Creek. Her work is represented in many prestigious museum collections, including the Crocker’s. Venturelli is an adjunct faculty member with the Los Rios Community College District.
Painterly Print class
Sunday, August 26
Ages 21+ only.
• $75 members
• $95 nonmembers
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