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CROCKM_140718_006.JPG: Alan Shepp
Industrial Landscape, Coke Ovens, 2012
CROCKM_140718_011.JPG: Albert Contreras
CROCKM_140718_051.JPG: Richard Notkin
All Nations Have Their Moments of Foolishness, 2006
CROCKM_140718_059.JPG: Close-up of Bush's eye
CROCKM_140718_066.JPG: Close-up of Bush's nostril
CROCKM_140718_068.JPG: Mark Messenger
CROCKM_140718_075.JPG: John Battenberg
Queen Anne is Dead, I Think, 1975
CROCKM_140718_080.JPG: Kenton Nelson
California Calendar, 2007
CROCKM_140718_091.JPG: Bataille de Mons-en-Pevele by Charles-Philippe Lariviere, France, circa 1865
CROCKM_140718_100.JPG: Sandow Birk
Stonewall after Bataille de Mons-en-Pevele by Charles-Philippe Lariviere, France, circa 1865, 1999
CROCKM_140718_101.JPG: Hung Liu
CROCKM_140718_106.JPG: Richard Carter
CROCKM_140718_112.JPG: Luis Jimenez
Progress II, 1976
CROCKM_140718_123.JPG: Michael Stevens
CROCKM_140718_132.JPG: Roy De Forest
Recollections of a Sword Swallower, 1968
CROCKM_140718_138.JPG: Joan Brown
Wolf in Studio, 1972
CROCKM_140718_144.JPG: Chester Arnold
After the Fact, 2007
CROCKM_140718_155.JPG: Charles Simonds
CROCKM_140718_170.JPG: Progress II
CROCKM_140718_173.JPG: Entry access area
CROCKM_140718_180.JPG: Robert Colescott
Blondes Have More Fun, 1990
CROCKM_140718_193.JPG: Joseph Slusky
Combustible Purple, 1969
CROCKM_140718_198.JPG: David Wetzl
D-Dub is Viewing Global Elements That Are Reluctantly Evolving Beyond the Post Mod and Pre Mod Realm, 2012
CROCKM_140718_206.JPG: Robert Hudson
CROCKM_140718_214.JPG: Guy Colwell
Enduring dilemmas of the human condition, here H1N1.
CROCKM_140718_225.JPG: Jamie Vasta
CROCKM_140718_229.JPG: Andreas Nottehohm
CROCKM_140718_234.JPG: David Huffman
Belly Button Window, 2006
CROCKM_140718_240.JPG: Tim Rippon
La Vase Mysterieux, 2001
CROCKM_140718_244.JPG: Matt Duffin
Crowd Control, 2006
CROCKM_140718_273.JPG: Robert Cremean's
STUDIO SECTION 1998-2002
Robert Cremean has come to see his work in terms of time and space. Stemming from these ideas he created his STUDIO SECTION 1998-2002, a combination of two separate and disparate works: Dialogues of the True Cross and the first six "pages" of a body of work called the Winter Notebooks. Realized together and meant for the same space, these works function in harmony with one another.
Both STUDIO SECTION and Winter Notebooks are part of an ongoing series; hence STUDIO SECTION 1998-2002 offers a window into Cremean's process of creation.
The themes addressed in STUDIO SECTION 1998-2002 range from the microcosm of the artist's life experience to the macrocosm of world history. In "The Misses Miller," the artist uses his tree matronly aunts, who lived together their entire life, as his subject. He does so to open a conversation on aging, closed-mindedness, and religion, specifically Christianity, which is debated in the text and symbolized numerous times by the cross.
Another potent and more recent reminder of man's inhumanity is found in the section entitled "Symposium," which includes text-laden panels and a row of ashen figures. Burned into the base are the numbers "8 6 45," the date of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. For Cremean, this event marked the death of God, the end of linear time, and the beginning of a new age.
CROCKM_140718_280.JPG: Marilyn Anne Levine
CROCKM_140718_292.JPG: Stephen J. Kaltenbach
Portrait of My Father, 1972-79
CROCKM_140718_373.JPG: Georgia O'Keeffe
It Was A Man and a Pot, 1942
CROCKM_140718_392.JPG: Otis Oldfield
Self-Portrait -- Shorn (Self-Portrait in the Artist's Telegraph Hill Studio), 1929
CROCKM_140718_399.JPG: Sadayuki Uno
Jerome, June 1944
Painted while the artist was incarcerated at a camp during the war.
CROCKM_140718_403.JPG: Sadayuki Ono
Rohwer, WRC, ARK, April 1945
CROCKM_140718_409.JPG: Ethel Pearce Nerger
Portrait of a Young Woman, 1947
CROCKM_140718_414.JPG: Jessie Arms Botke
Demoiselle Cranes, c 1930
CROCKM_140718_421.JPG: Roberto Montenegro
Jaguar and the Moon, c 1950s
CROCKM_140718_432.JPG: Irving Norman
CROCKM_140718_479.JPG: Wayne Thiebaud
Pies, Pies, Pies, 1961
CROCKM_140718_486.JPG: Wayne Thiebaud
Betty Jean Thiebaud and Book, 1965-69
CROCKM_140718_491.JPG: Wayne Thiebaud
Boston Cremes, 1962
CROCKM_140718_497.JPG: David Gilhooly
Frog Wedding Cake, 1979
CROCKM_140718_508.JPG: Wayne Thiebaud
Street and Shadow, 1982-83
CROCKM_140718_512.JPG: Fred Dalkey
Self Portrait with Hands on Hips, 2001
CROCKM_140718_517.JPG: Robert Arneson
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Wikipedia Description: Crocker Art Museum
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The Crocker Art Museum, formerly the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, is one of the leading arts institutions in California, and the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West. Located in Sacramento, California, the Museum hosts one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art. The collection contains works dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a world-renowned collection of master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest and most comprehensive international ceramics collections in the U.S. and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art. In addition to its collections, the Crocker offers a variety of public programs.
In 1869, Edwin B. Crocker, a banker and landowner of great wealth, and Margaret Crocker began to assemble a significant collection of paintings and drawings during an extended trip to Europe just a year after their purchase of land on the corner of Third and O Street in the city of Sacramento. As a prominent California family, the Crockers supported many social and civic causes. Judge Crocker (1818–1875) served on the State Supreme Court. His brother was Charles Crocker, one of the “Big Four” railroad barons. In 1885, his widow, Margaret (1822–1901), fulfilled their shared vision of creating a public art museum when she presented the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery and collection to the City of Sacramento and the California Museum Association, “in trust for the public.” the contents of which were valued at the time at more than $500,000.000.
While the Crocker Art Museum had undertaken a series of renovations and additions since it first opened as a public museum 125 years ago, the facility could not keep pace with the Museum’s burgeoning collection and the growing population of Sacramento and California's Central Valley Region. In 2000, the Crocker began a master planning process with Gwathmey Siegel & Associates and in 2002 commissioned the firm to design a major expansion of the Museum. The expanded Crocker Art Museum opened on October 10, 2010.
Californian Art & American Art
The Californian art collection includes works dating from statehood to the present day. The core collection of early Californian art was assembled by Judge E. B. and Margaret Crocker in the early 1870s and has continued to grow over the years. The Crocker now boasts 150 years of painting, sculpture, and craft media covering genres that include Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art, and features artists such as Thomas Hill, Guy Rose, Joan Brown, and Wayne Thiebaud. The collection also includes American art from the late-19th century to the present. American Impressionists and Modernists are a particular strength, with iconic works by Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Other Twentieth Century painters represented include; Granville Redmond, Edwin Deakin, Maynard Dixon, Richard Diebenkorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Piskoti ("Justice"), Jess, and Luis Azaceta.
Works On Paper
The collection of approximately 1,500 master drawings is one of the finest early collections in the United States, with superb examples from the major European schools. Collection strengths include European drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Major drawings by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Fra Bartolommeo, François Boucher, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard are represented here. American photography and modern and contemporary California prints are also strengths of the works on paper collection.
The collection of European art was shaped by the Crocker family’s purchase of paintings during their grand tour of Europe between 1869 and 1871. This core collection focuses on Central European painting of the 19th century, Dutch and Flemish 16th and 17th-century painting, and Italian-Baroque painting. Painters represented at this art museum include; Antonio Joli, Guido Cagnacci, Gerrit van Honthorst, Nicolaes Maes, Nicolaes Molenaer, Pieter Quast ("Quarreling Women"), Bernhard Reinhold ("Young Mason Eating Lunch"), Andreas Achenbach, Karl von Piloty, Paul Blondeau ("Dordrecht"), Arnold Marc Gorter ("Canal Landscape With Trees"), Andreas Schelfhout, and Charles Christian Nahl.
Since midcentury, the Museum has followed the development of notable Californian, American, and international ceramists such as Hamada Shoji and Lucie Rie. Major gifts to the museum celebrate craftsmanship, expand upon clay’s traditions, and test its boundaries as a medium. The history of ceramics is also explored in a superb collection of 18th–century Meissen porcelain tableware and in the works of ancient cultures dating to the Neolithic period.
The collection of Asian art is especially noted for its holdings of Chinese tomb furnishings and trade ceramics, and Japanese armor and tea ware. The collection is also notable for Korean ceramics which began with a gift by Judge E.B. and Margaret Crocker’s daughter Jennie Crocker Fassett in the 1920s. South and Southeast Asia are well represented through the William and Edith Cleary gift of more than 600 Indian and Persian miniature paintings and drawings, as well as Buddhist art from the region between Pakistan and Southeast Asia.
African & Oceanic Art
The collection of African and Oceanic art features a variety of objects created for daily life and traditional ceremonies. The art of the Asmat of New Guinea is strikingly evidenced in the towering memorials to ancestors, called bis poles.
A biennial exhibition has been held by the museum in cooperation with the Kingsley Art Club since 1927, and juried since 1940. Artists whose works have appeared include Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Fritz Scholder, and Wayne Thiebaud.
Crocker Art Museum; historic Art Gallery building
In 1868, Judge Edwin B. Crocker purchased the property and existing buildings on the corner of Third and O Streets. He then commissioned Seth Babson (1830–1908), a talented local architect, to redesign and renovate the home into a grander, Italianate mansion. In addition, Crocker asked Babson to design an elaborate gallery building that would sit adjacent to the mansion and display the family's growing art collection.
Babson saw the home and gallery as an integrated complex, unique in design and demanding the finest materials. The gallery building included a bowling alley, skating rink and billiards room on the ground floor; a natural history museum and a library on the first floor; and gallery space on the second floor. Completed in 1872, the Crocker family mansion and art gallery are considered the masterpieces of Babson's career.
The family mansion went through several uses and reconstructions until a 1989 renovation restored the historic façade and created a modern gallery interior.
On October 10, 2010 the Crocker Art Museum opened a new 125,000-square-foot (11,600 m2) building designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects founded by recognized architect Charles Gwathmey of group The New York Five. The roughly 37,600-square-foot (3,490 m2) custom facade system was designed and supplied by Overgaard Ltd., Hong Kong. The new building, named the Teel Family Pavilion, is attached to the museum's historic structures to expand the Crocker Art Museum's original and present traveling exhibitions as well as educational programs.
The controversial expansion has more than tripled the Crocker’s size to 145,000 square feet (13,500 m2) — adding four times the space for traveling exhibitions and three times the space for the Museum to showcase its permanent collection. The original museum only accommodated 4 percent of the museum's collection. 15 percent was displayed at the opening of the new section.
The expanded Museum includes a new education center with four studio art classrooms, an art education resource room for teachers and docents, an expanded library, and student and community exhibition galleries, as well as an auditorium and public gathering places. These new facilities allow the Crocker to present expanded programming, enabling the Museum to serve the community as never before.
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