A Day At The Crocker Art Museum

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A Day at the Crocker Art Museum

Having lived in the Sacramento area for the last 10 years, last weekend was my first trip to the Crocker Art Museum. The museum was slow when we first got there around 10:00 am, but within an hour it started to pick up. I did not expect much from a museum in Sacramento, I was thinking more like gold rush memorabilia or Sutter household items. In short, I love the place. It is so much bigger and with more art than I imagined. My favorite part of the museum was the old part and not the modern side. I did not get the meaning of quite a few of the modern paintings, ok, all of them. One of the modern Art 's was just a shoe that was painted, my friend and I tried to figure out why this was considered art and all we could come up with, is that it was an expensive shoe. I don 't even know what to say about a single Apple computer box, it had to represent something expensive because it was in a glass lock box.

I wanted to hear more about the story of the family, Judge, and Mrs. E. B. Crocker and how and why they were so generous with their artwork. We first started in the new part of the house, where the modern art is displayed, and then we proceeded to go to the older part, which is inside two old houses, so I loved seeing all the old architecture and walking through all the rooms imagine what it was like when people lived there. My favorite part of this whole visit was when, I was trying to find out how the museum acquired all this artwork and…

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