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Get loud and proud as we close out Sacramento Pride with dance numbers, show-stopping divas, and a host of costumed characters! Enjoy performances by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, Underground Theatre Company, a drag revue, DJs, community organization fair, and more during this evening of singing and mingling, mocktails and cocktails, positivity and possibilities! 🏳️🌈 ArtMix PRIDE (The Musical II) Thursday, June 13 6 - 9:30 PM 21+ only Sponsored by Submerge Magazine, and Blanket Marketing Group 🎟 Tickets available at crockerart.org/artmix or at the door!
"You never met a pair like Butch and The Kid..." 🏜 In two of the most charismatic performances captured on film, Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as young outlaws robbing banks and holding up trains – including the famed Union Pacific Railroad, featured in the summer exhibition "The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West". With comedy, panoramic views, and one of the all-time great screen pairings, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a classic American Western that charms audiences young and old. [1969, 113 MINUTES, PG] 🎟 "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid" Thursday, June 6 Gates open at 7 PM; film starts at sundown • $8 members • $16 nonmembers (includes full Museum admission!) 🎞 This summer, Movies Off the Wall goes West with a series of films inspired by the Crocker’s three summer exhibitions. Movies are screened open air in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard, against the Teel Family Pavilion’s iconic architecture. Arrive early for trivia and giveaways, and enjoy dinner and drinks at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. For the best seat in the house, bring your own chair!
The Crocker needs your nominations for musical acts to feature in AudioMuse music events this fall! We're crowdsourcing local, up-and-coming faves, then asking the public to vote on finalists to create our lineups for two nights in October and December, when we'll feature intimate, pop-up performances in the galleries, cretaing a soundtrack for your art experience (with awesome snacks and drinks at the cafe, of course)! 📲 Nominate your musical acts by May 31 by going to crockerart.org/audiomuse!
In the 1890s, Mary Brady was one of the most progressive artists of her day. She was the first California woman to spend significant time in Giverny, France, and was influenced by the work of Claude Monet and by other international artists who went to Giverny to be near his famous studio. Born in Ireland, Brady came to California with her family in 1880. She began her art studies at the California School of Design in the mid-1880s, and continued her training in France at the Académie Julian in Paris. She spent more than two months in Giverny beginning in late September 1889, and made subsequent visits in the spring of 1890 and the fall of 1892. Upon her return, she began to frequent the Monterey Peninsula, applying her newly learned Impressionist techniques to the California landscape. In 1895, Brady painted "Sand Dunes in Monterey", exhibiting it the following year with the Society of American Artists in New York, where she had moved. With this painting the San Francisco Call declared that Miss Brady has achieved a distinct success. • Mary Brady (American, born Ireland, 1867 - 1940), Sand Dunes in Monterey, 1895. Oil on canvas, 23 in. x 27 in. (58.42 cm x 68.58 cm), Crocker Art Museum, Melza and Ted Barr Collection, 2009.3 • #ArtOfTheDay #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Painting
Sacramento’s longest-running summer jazz series is tuning up and turning out in 2019 with premier performances on fourth Thursdays, June through September in the Crocker’s outdoor courtyard! 🎼 Along with the concert, attendees can enjoy all the Museum has to offer, including special exhibitions, gallery talks, the Museum Store, and dinner and drinks at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. For the best seat in the house, bring your own chair. There is limited seating provided, standing room to mingle, and plenty of space to dance.This summer’s prelude music will be provided by the Beth Duncan Quartet on the Café Stage from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Please, no outside food or beverages (excluding water). 🎟 • $10 Members (per concert) • $20 Nonmembers (per concert) • $30 Member Series Pass 🥁 The Komaga Trio - Thursday, June 27 🎺 Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quartet - Thursday, July 25 🎸 Choo Choo Boogaloo with Peter Petty & His Titans of Terpsichore - Thursday, August 22 🎙 Kim Nalley - Thursday, September 26
Hung Liu finds the subjects for her paintings in the surviving anonymous photographs of China and its people — images taken by foreigners in the early 20th century. Photographs, particularly personal photos, were considered dangerous when the communist government gained control, and they were targeted for destruction during the ensuing Cultural Revolution. Governmental fear of the past ultimately aimed to quash individual identity, foremost by erasing family bonds and centuries-old traditions. Hung Liu’s fascination with recovered photographs is strongly influenced by her own experiences of separation, loss, and immigration. Her paintings address the cataclysmic changes wrought on China by politics and forced modernization. Familial relationships and humble activities, such as the shoemaking taking place here, are retrieved as if through veiled remembrance. Old meets new in the juxtaposition of icons of Chinese history — its religious and artistic heritage — with the thin washes of paint that dissolve the family portrayed. While grounded in the Chinese experience, Liu’s paintings ultimately offer a universal meditation on the human condition. A two-time recipient of the painting fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Liu is a member of the faculty at Mills College in Oakland. • Hung Liu (American (born China), 1948), Shoemakers, 1999. Oil on canvas, 80 in. x 80 in. (203.2 cm x 203.2 cm), Crocker Art Museum, Collectors' Guild Purchase, 2000.4 • #ArtOfTheDay #CrockerArt #Sacramento #Painting
The Crocker Art Museum invites all families to come “rainbow up” for the Sacramento Pride Parade, on Sunday, June 9! Festivities begin at Rainbow Families Pre-Parade Party in Crocker Park. From 9:30 - 10:30 AM, join @crockerbxb at Crocker Park for art activities, light refreshments, streamers, crowns, face painting, and more. Then we will walk at 10:30 AM to Southside Park and begin the march at 11 AM. Crocker Staff will be on hand at both Crocker Park and Southside park look for orange Crocker signs.
When asked, “And what is your religion?” Gottardo Piazzoni hesitated, then replied, “I think it is California.” Piazzoni’s statement summarizes the essence of his landscape painting. Through an economy of means, his paintings extract nature’s underlying spirit. He depicts the earth’s elemental forms — land, sky, and sea — in large flat expanses of subdued color that communicate the artist’s interest in modernity, in evoking nature’s moods, and his kinship with, and reverence for, California. Of Swiss-Italian heritage, Piazzoni was born and spent much of his boyhood in Intragna, Switzerland. In 1887, he moved with his mother and brother to Monterey County, joining his father on a dairy farm he had established in the Chupinos country above Carmel Valley. He studied at the California School of Design from 1891 to 1894 and then traveled to Paris to train at the Académie Julian. After a year, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts with Jean-Léon Gérôme, whose tightly rendered, orientalizing subjects seemed to influence his own work very little. Two of the most influential figures in Piazzoni’s development were his California professors Raymond Yelland and Arthur Mathews. From Yelland, Piazzoni came to appreciate the California landscape as a manifestation of divinity. From Mathews, he learned to use subdued, tonal colors and the flattened, decorative forms of mural painting. This painting, which served as the starting point for a mural, evokes spirituality — the figure and sheep serving as a quiet, biblical metaphor. It also evidences Piazzoni’s belief that the color and compositions of paintings should be in total harmony and that the two-dimensionality of the painted surface should always be respected. • Gottardo Piazzoni, (American, 1872-1945), Sketch for a Mural Decoration, 1925. Oil on canvas, 43 in. x 30 1/8 in. (109.22 cm x 76.2 cm), Crocker Art Museum, gift of Russell Chatham, conserved with funds provided by the Historical Collections Council of California Art, 2010.1 • #ArtOfTheDay #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Art ##CaliforniaArt
Get loud and proud as we close out Sacramento Pride with dance numbers, show-stopping divas, and a host of costumed characters! Enjoy performances by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, Underground Theatre Company, Green Valley Theatre Company, DJs, and more during this evening of singing and mingling, mocktails and cocktails, positivity and possibilities! ArtMix PRIDE (The Musical II) Thursday, June 13 6 PM Sponsored by Submerge Magazine, and Blanket Marketing Group
Practice acrylic painting techniques on paper, then display your skills and originality on art you can wear and use. Designed for all skill levels, beginners will get step-by-step instruction for a simple composition while advanced participants paint at their own pace. Make FUN-ctional Art studio class! • $45 members • $65 nonmembers (price per session; must be registered individually) Session 1, on Saturday, June 8, 12 – 4 PM: Paint a canvas apron. Session 2, on Saturday, July 13, 12 – 4 PM: Paint a canvas tote bag. Session 3, on Saturday, August 10, 12 – 4 PM: Paint a wooden keepsake box. To register, head to our event calendar under CLASSES now while space remains!
Frederick Carl Frieseke was born in Owosso, Michigan, in 1874. Following the death of his mother, his family moved to Florida, remaining there until the early 1890s. After studying briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York, he traveled to France and continued his training at the Académie Julian under Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. He also briefly attended James McNeill Whistler’s Académie Carmen. Inspired by Whistler’s subject matter, as well as by his Tonalist palette, Frieseke began depicting women in interiors. The decorative harmony between figure and setting in this painting — in shades of white, pink, and gray — illustrates Whistler’s enduring influence. In 1898, Frieseke made his first visit to Giverny, the site of Claude Monet’s famous studio. In 1906, he rented a property near Monet’s and came completely under Impressionist influence, specializing in colorful, light-filled depictions of the female figure in intimate indoor settings and in the garden. After exhibiting with fellow American Impressionists Richard Miller, Lawton Parker, and Guy Rose in 1910, New York critics dubbed Frieseke and his peers the Giverny Group. Giverny became Frieseke’s primary residence, but he kept a studio in Paris. In 1911, he visited Southern California, where his father had moved, and painted figures in gardens. He returned to France and ultimately settled in Le Mesnil-sur-Blangy. Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874–1939), Woman in Her Boudoir, circa 1924. Oil on canvas, 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm), Crocker Art Museum, gift of Anne and Malcolm McHenry, 1994.18.1 #ArtOfTheDay #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Art
Families with children 5 and older can paint side-by-side with Maestro Artesano Pedro Mendoza Ortega, who is famous for his wood carvings of imagined creatures called alebrije. Participants will select a one-of-a kind alebrije from Maestro Ortega and use acrylics paints to adorn their creature with vibrant patterns and bold colors. 🎨 Pedro Mendoza Ortega, Maestro Artesano is originally from San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca, a place that is a hotbed of great artists, as he refers to his community. He is the son of artisans, the Maestro Simón Mendoza Martínez and the Maestra Luisa Ortega Cruz. For the last 20 years of his life he has dedicated his work to the carving and decoration of copal wood (creating alebrijes), and has worked with different mediums such as ceramics, painting, graphics, installation and cardboard. Maestro Pedro has had artistic endeavors abroad in Los Angeles, California, New York, and the Museum of London, England, where he presented a montage of Zomplanti, which was composed of 150 engravings and 25 skulls. Also as part of the Zomplanti exhibit he interacted with students from the University of London, Chelsea, on educating about art of the Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico. For Maestro Pedro "art is a way of materializing the imaginary with the real, by developing a personal language, supported by different elements, but art can also be part of your personal and family heritage." 🎟 Paint An Alebrije Sunday, June 2 10:30 AM - 12 PM • $10 members • $20 nonmembers (Designed for children and a caring adult. Children and adults may not register individually.)
"If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him." 🤠 In two of the most charismatic performances captured on film, Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as young outlaws robbing banks and holding up trains – including the famed Union Pacific Railroad, featured in the summer exhibition The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West. With comedy, panoramic views, and one of the all-time great screen pairings, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a classic American Western that charms audiences young and old. 🎟 Movies Off The Wall: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” Thursday, June 6 7PM gates open; film begins at sundown • $8 members • $16 nonmembers (includes full Museum admission) 🎞 This summer, Movies Off the Wall goes West with a series of films inspired by the Crocker’s three summer exhibitions. Movies are screened open air in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard, against the Teel Family Pavilion’s iconic architecture. Arrive early for trivia and giveaways, and enjoy dinner and drinks at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. For the best seat in the house, bring your own chair!
Elihu Vedder was a leading American symbolist painter, illustrator, and designer. Born in New York City, he spent his youth in Schenectady, New York. He studied under Tompkins Harrison Matteson in Shelbourne, New York, and, in 1856, went to Paris where he spent eight months in the studio of François-Edouard Picot. He then traveled to Florence and studied drawing with Raffaello Bonaiuti. It was in Florence that Vedder became interested in Renaissance art and acquired a mastery of the human figure. Vedder returned to New York City in 1860 and began painting and working as an illustrator. His enigmatic paintings such as "The Questioner of the Sphinx", "The Lair of the Sea Serpent", and "The Lost Mind" led to his membership in the National Academy of Design at age 29. At the end of the Civil War, he left the United States to live in Italy and married an American student there in 1866. He had a home in Rome and — after the financial success of his 1884 illustrations for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam — on the Isle of Capri. From Italy, he traveled widely, visiting the United States and England. In England, he came to admire the dreamy, figurative paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other members of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and became a friend of painter Simeon Solomon. He was also influenced by the mystical works of William Blake and William Butler Yeats. This painting depicts Melpomene, a songstress and the muse of tragedy who inspired the poetry of sorrow and grief. She is shown here with her traditional symbol, the tragedy mask of theater, at her feet. • Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923), Muse of Tragedy, 1894. Oil on canvas, 16 in. x 10 1/2 in. (40.64 cm x 26.67 cm), Crocker Art Museum Purchase with funding from the bequest of John G. and Lillian M. Walsh, 2007.109 • #ArtOfTheDay #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Art
Hatch returns for its eighth year at the Crocker to wow audiences with cutting-edge dance performances throughout the Museum by established and up-and-coming choreographers. Hatch offers a chance to see the creative process up close and includes a post-performance audience Q&A. Taking inspiration from the exuberant, kinetic works in the exhibition "Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings", this year Hatch brings spectacle and movement that will reframe the museum experience. Hatch: Danceworks in Progress Thursday, May 30 6:30 - 9 PM Free for members Free with admission for nonmembers
The high point of Korean ceramic production occurred during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). During this period, the Koreans greatly admired Chinese culture and seem to have paid particular attention to the Chinese Song-period ceramics, renowned for their elegant shapes and monochrome glazes. Beginning in the 9th century, the Koreans emulated the celadon yue ware of China. Celadon fires in a range of white to brown, the color dependent on the amount of iron oxide in the glaze and the potter’s regulation of the reducing atmosphere (using less oxygen) in the kiln. By the 11th century, Korean potters had perfected their favored blue-green tone through the use of ferrous oxide dissolved in lime glaze. This ewer is in the shape of a double gourd, a shape popular during the Goryeo Period and a symbol of longevity and fertility. The ewer would have been placed in a matched bowl containing hot water to keep the wine warm. The handle of the ewer is braided and the loop attached to the upper portion of the handle held a cord to attach to the small lid. The potter incised the decoration prior to glazing the vessel. The lotus on the lower gourd is a symbol of purity and, in Buddhism, signifies one’s ability to rise above suffering, just as the perfect and beautiful lotus rises out of the mud of the pond. The trefoil cloud on the upper gourd mimics the sacred fungus, a symbol of longevity. • Unknown artist, Ewer, 12th century. Stoneware with celadon glaze, 15 in. x 8 1/2 in. (Diam.) (38.1 cm x 21.59 cm), Crocker Art Museum, Jennie Crocker Fassett Collection, 1925.3.30 • #ArtOfTheDay #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Art #ArtsOfAsia #AsianArt #Ceramics #CeramicArt