Crocker Art Museum


216 O Street, Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 808-7000

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Established in 1885, the Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the United States. Today, it is one of the leading art institutions in California. The Museum features one of the country’s foremost collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of European master fine art, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, paper, photography, as well as Asian, European, African, and Oceanic art.

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    Crocker Art Museum’s Annual Event Features Work by Deladier Almeida, Robert Brady, and Others

    Deladier Almeida grew up in Brazil before immigrating to the United States and studying art under Wayne Thiebaud at UC Davis. Almeida’s work blurs the line between realism and abstraction, including his piece Inner Summer, which is available in this Crocker Art Museum auction. Viewers will notice Almeida’s sharp, comic book-like color palette stylizing this image of winding country roads. This annual auction event benefits Sacramento, California’s Crocker Art Museum. Every year, artists submit their work for consideration, and a selection committee decides which pieces to offer. Among the other artists represented is California-based sculptor Robert Brady. He began his career working with ceramics before adopting wood as a primary medium nearly a quarter of a century later. With the sculpture Fold, Brady arranges wood pieces to create a human-like figure sitting with their knees up. Finally, bidders can consider a still life painting of apricots, wheat, and poppies by David Ligare. These three items were sometimes offered together in ancient civilizations as thanks for a bountiful harvest. With this piece, Ligare hopes to remind the art world that still lifes can carry cultural significance and not just be “formal arrangements of objects or fruit or whatever.” Collectors can view each of the lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.

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    Crocker Art Museum Hosts a Series of Exclusive Benefit Auctions on Bidsquare

    NEW YORK — Bidsquare is proud to partner with the Crocker Art Museum in hosting a series of auctions now through July 18th, benefitting many aspects of the valued institution. The catalogs feature 200 + artworks, many of which are created by artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. The support raised from these auctions is critical for the Crocker to continue to serve the thousands of children, families and adults that flock to the collections to learn and appreciate art.⠀This year’s art auction season at the Crocker has three components: Big Names, Small Art, an online auction of more than 100 small artworks (12 x 12 inches or less) with bidding on each starting at just $25, regardless of the work’s fair market value; The Crocker Live Auction, a spirited live auction of 10 artworks and the evening’s fund-a-need; and The Crocker Silent Auction, an online auction featuring 90 original works of art by the region’s most renowned artists. Originally purchased in 1869 by Judge Edwin C. Crocker and renovated by local architect Seth Babson, the property was unique from the start. Babson designed the mansion to a spectacular degree by using the finest materials and focusing on the goal of integrating and displaying the Crocker family's growing art collection. The original family complex included a bowling alley, skating rink, billiards, a natural history museum, library and gallery space. However, as the decades progressed, the mansion went through several uses and reconstructions. Eventually, the interior was transformed into a fully connected gallery space and renamed the Crocker Art Museum in 1978. It is now a California Historical Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Crocker Art Museum, Historic building | via crockerart.org Shall we enter through the grand, c.1860s Italiante mansion or the luminous, cutting-edge, structure? No matter which doorway we decide, we will soon be roaming through an impressive blend of art eras - discovering master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest international ceramics collections in the U.S. and marvelous wings of Asian, African, and Oceanic art. We have found ourselves in the Crocker Art…

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    Crocker Art Museum Hosts a Series of Exclusive Benefit Auctions on Bidsquare

    Register to bid online in all three upcoming auctions from the Crocker Art Museum, exclusively on Bidsquare. Crocker Art Museum, Historic building | via crockerart.org NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Bidsquare is proud to partner with the Crocker Art Museum in hosting a series of auctions now through July 18th, benefitting many aspects of the valued institution. The catalogs feature 200 + artworks, many of which are created by artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. The support raised from these auctions is critical for the Crocker to continue to serve the thousands of children, families and adults that flock to the collections to learn and appreciate art.⠀This year’s art auction season at the Crocker has three components: Big Names, Small Art, an online auction of more than 100 small artworks (12 x 12 inches or less) with bidding on each starting at just $25, regardless of the work’s fair market value; The Crocker Live Auction, a spirited live auction of 10 artworks and the evening’s fund-a-need; and The Crocker Silent Auction, an online auction featuring 90 original works of art by the region’s most renowned artists. crocker Art Museum, Teel Family Pavilion Originally purchased in 1869 by Judge Edwin C. Crocker and renovated by local architect Seth Babson, the property was unique from the start. Babson designed the mansion to a spectacular degree by using the finest materials and focusing on the goal of integrating and displaying the Crocker family's growing art collection. The original family complex included a bowling alley, skating rink, billiards, a natural history museum, library and gallery space. However, as the decades progressed, the mansion went through several uses and reconstructions. Eventually, the interior was transformed into a fully connected gallery space and renamed the Crocker Art Museum in 1978. It is now a California Historical Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Lot 275, Bubble No. 5, 2014. Pigment print on rag paper, 23 x 34 in Crocker Art Museum, Historic building | via https://www.crockerart.org/ <see photo> Shall we enter through the grand, c.1860s Italiante mansion or the luminous, cutting-edge, structure? No…

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    Crocker Art Museum – Silent Auction

    Born in Ohio, Jack Zajac moved to Southern California with his parents as a teenager. During the 1960s, Zajac began creating bronze and marble sculptures that resemble abstract birds, animal skulls, flowing water, a swan form, and contorted animals. These subjects continued to interest him for several decades. One of the featured lots in the upcoming Crocker Art Museum - Silent Auction, presented by the Crocker Art Museum, is Zajac's sculpture titled Small Swan. The 1961 polished bronze sculpture likely belongs to Zajac's earliest monumental bronze series. Another highlight is an oil painting by Clay Vorhes, titled Levi's Ole Trike. Vorhes is known for his paintings of food, trapeze artists, and everyday objects. The sale also features a lithograph by Gregory Kondos showing the Sacramento River. Executed in 1982, this lithograph is rendered in blue, yellow, and white colors. Kondos has spent decades capturing the landscapes of California. Today, he is considered one of America's leading contemporary landscape painters. To view these items and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.

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    Crocker Art Museum – Big Names Small Art

    Non-objective painter Mel Prest focuses on color and perceptual visual relationships in her paintings. From afar, her works look like a single, solid color field. However, a closer view reveals multiple converging stripes of color. For Prest, painting is not a mere academic exercise. Instead, she strives to invoke a feeling or a memory with each one. One of Prest’s paintings will be offered in the upcoming Big Names Small Art auction, presented by the Crocker Art Museum. Titled Barragán 3, the piece shows intersecting green and gray lines. Over 100 lots will be offered in this auction. Featured is a charcoal drawing by Gregory Kondos depicting San Francisco’s Coit Tower. Kondos has spent decades depicting the landscape of California. Today, he is considered one of America’s leading contemporary landscape painters. The sale also offers two oil paintings by Maxine Solomon and sculpture from David Komar. Titled Contemplation, the Komar sculpture shows a semi-circular piece of white marble on rectangular black granite. To view these items and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare. Lot Categories: