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Sacramento has been fortunate to have among its many landmarks, attractions and events, The Crocker Art Museum, which has been closed for a major expansion.  It will reopen to the public on 10.10.10 - Sunday, October 10th 2010 From 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

The 125,000 square foot expansion triples the size of the museum, and improves visitor amenities and quadruples exhibition space to allow more of the permanent collection to be on view.

Crocker Art Museum is the first public art museum founded in the West.  It was established by gift on May 6th 1885, when Margaret E. Crocker (1822-1901) presented the Crocker art gallery building, the grounds and the E. B. Crocker Collection "in trust for the public." 

Margaret was the widow of Judge Edwin B. Crocker (1818-1875), who served on the California State Supreme Court.  The Crockers supported many civic and social causes.  Judge Crocker was the brother of Charles Crocker, one of the "Big Four" railroad barons, and he acted as legal council for the Central Pacific Railroad.  The Crocker gift was presented to the City of Sacramento and the California Museum Association.

The gift was a fulfillment of the Crockers' shared vision of creating a public art museum.

The Museum is continuing to build upon the Crocker family legacy.  It collects and exhibits works representing all media, time periods and cultures.

Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 "O" Street, Sacramento, California 95814.  It is in close proximity to Old Sacramento, The California State Capital, The California State Railroad Museum, Sutter's Fort, and many wonderful Sacramento landmarks, and attractions.

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Virginia OnullConnor
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Rich, you beat me to it! That was my first thought... You'd think they would take the surroundings into account in the design.

Still, looks like a great place to visit, Myrl! Thanks! Too bad I won't have time next month when I'm in Sacramento.

Sep 30, 2010 02:53 PM #5
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Joan Whitebook
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Myrl ~  I think the Crocker Art Museum will be very popular.  It also is right in the heart of a lot of Sacramento history.

Sep 30, 2010 03:27 PM #6
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Dona Reynolds
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MYRL, What a great museum with such a nice blend to the original building.  I would love to be there on 10-10  to preview the legacy of the Crocker Family Museum. 

Sep 30, 2010 04:39 PM #7
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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
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Myrl - That's a whole lot of 10s .... and I expect that we'll be playing with those numbers for a while, or at least until we have another state budget - which may happen the same day ... with luck!  Thanks for sharing the special attraction ... it sounds like it'd be worth a trip "north" ....

Sep 30, 2010 05:31 PM #8
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John Mayer
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Hi Myrl - Looks like you have your very own Guggenheim. Culture rules!

Sep 30, 2010 07:27 PM #9
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Myrl, What a beautiful new building to house the Crocker Art Museum!  I bet it will be equally impressive inside.  What a perfect time to open 10-10-10 from 10 to 10.

Oct 01, 2010 01:32 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Virginia -I'm excited by the amount of space that will allow for more exhibition.  I must admit I'm really partial to the old architectural style of the original building. I sometimes wonder if the newer concepts will have any staying power, like the timeless example of the first building.

Oct 01, 2010 01:50 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Joan - The Crocker family is engrained in Sacramento's history.  The brothers, Edwin and Charles helped shape events that formed the basis for much of what our area was to become.

Oct 01, 2010 01:53 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Dona - I probably won't make it on 10.10.10 myself.  But certainly hope to make it for a visit before the month is finished!  It's been awhile since I've paid The Crocker a visit.

Oct 01, 2010 01:55 AM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Jack - I thought the "10.10.10" was a stroke of genius for marketing the grand reopening.  And they do seem to be continuing the play with the numbers.

Oct 01, 2010 01:56 AM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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John - I agree with you about culture.  It rocks!  I can fully understand the starving artist really not needing material goods, as long as he is allowed to paint!  His riches dwell inside his imagination!

Oct 01, 2010 01:59 AM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Sandy - They just kept rolling with those perfect 10s.  It gave me an idea for a party in 2012.  I have a kid that was born on 12.12  In 2012, I think I'll host a 12.12.12 birthday party at 12 noon to 12 midnight:-)

Oct 01, 2010 02:01 AM #16
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William Johnson
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Hi Myrl, You are indeed genius for the title alone, not even to mention the amazing rendering. What I have loved about Sacramento are the greatarchitects there that really understand how to make a building beautiful. Here they like big and miss the aesthetics a lot of time.

Oct 01, 2010 02:43 AM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Well William - I can't take credit for the title or the rendering.  Both come from the brainwork of Crocker Museum.  But I agree the concept is a great one!  I fully understand your sentiments about buildings.  I often wonder why buildings are built to look like concrete and mortar, with all aethetics being left absent!

Oct 01, 2010 03:54 AM #18
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Ann Allen Hoover
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Hi Myrl, I know you are going to have fun exploring the museum.  I hope you will share some of the exhibits with us! :o)

Oct 01, 2010 01:25 PM #19
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Ann - I'm looking forward to the Grand re-opening!  I won't be going on that particular day; but soon after!

Oct 01, 2010 02:16 PM #20
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Jim Patton
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Myrl - I will have to check it out the next time I am in Sacramento.  I was there in mid July and spent some time in Old Sacramento.  I look forward to going back.

Oct 01, 2010 02:19 PM #21
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Jim -If you return to Sacramento, and you are in the same vicinity as Old Sacramento, also make certain to check out the California State Railroad Museum, right there in Old Town.  It's amazing!

Oct 01, 2010 02:46 PM #22
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Chrysti Tovani
eXp Realty Realty of California Inc - Fair Oaks, CA
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I'm looking forward to the opening to the re-opening.  10.10.10 has been marked on my calendar for awhile.  Just a few more days, now.  =)

Oct 05, 2010 11:28 AM #23
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Myrl - what a beautiful example of 'old' and 'new' architecture right next to each other! I love museums!!!

Oct 07, 2010 02:25 AM #24
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