With a representative office in Los Angeles, Fine Art Shippers successfully operates on the West Coast, serving many local art galleries, artists, antique dealers, and collectors. Besides, we frequently ship fine art to/from international art fairs held in California, including the prestigious LA Art Show Modern + Contemporary that brings together art collectors and connoisseurs from around the world. It is also impossible not to mention that California is home to many great museums of art, such as the amazing Crocker Art Museum located in Sacramento.
The Crocker Art Museum
Established in the 1870s, the Crocker Art Museum is the longest continuously-operating museum of art on the West Coast. Founded by the California Supreme Court Justice Edwin Bryant Crocker, it was previously known as the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery. At the time, the Museum was housed in the Crocker’s family mansion that was redesigned by Seth Babson into a unique gallery complex. This beautiful building is now a California Historical Landmark and one of the most remarkable places in Sacramento.
In 2010, the Crocker opened a new 125,000-square-foot building attached to the Museum’s historic structures. Named the Teel Family Pavilion, it includes exhibition galleries, an expanded library, an art education resource room, an education center with studio art classrooms, public gathering places, and an auditorium. This new space also houses traveling exhibitions.
The Crocker Art Museum features one of the premier collections of Californian art and is renowned for its amazing collections of international ceramics and European master drawings. Among the highlights are works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edwin Deakin, Charles Christian Nahl, Felice Ficherelli, Gerrit van Honthorst, and other prominent artists. The Museum also features many exceptional pieces of African, Asian, and Oceanic art.
If you are in Sacramento, CA, the Crocker is definitely the place to visit. This wonderful museum is worth your time and attention!