Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A visit to the Crocker

Our home in the city is practically next door to the Crocker Art Museum, but sadly we don't make it there often enough. Since we had time before heading back up the hill we thought we would go.
It has been recently expanded with a whole new giant modern wing (see pic below). They have done a fantastic job, inside and out, with the new blending with the old.
The building on the left is the original Crocker home, and the building on the right is the new modern addition.

Here are some photos of the artwork inside
 Spike, by Michael Stevens
1988 Pine and enamel, in the Upcycle collection
Notice the eyes....
One of the many large gallery rooms.


Some Echidna Evening, by Maija Peeples-Bright
1986, oil on canvas
Buns Robot, by Clayton Baily
2003, Aluminum and Chrome
Boston Cremes, by Wayne Thiebaud
1962, Oil on Canvas
In the older part of the museum

Great Canyon of the Sierra, Yosemite by Thomas Hill
1871, Oil on Canvas
Jim Moody, by Frances Moody
1953, Flesh and Blood
Gazing at the art...















We had a nice visit to the museum, and would recommend visiting it if you are in the neighborhood

2 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful building. Some interesting and beautiful works of art too. That lovely painting by Frances Moody, is that Mr. P's relative? It's gorgeous.

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