First opened as a public museum in 1885, the Crocker's more than 15,000 objects in the permanent collection are rotated through 145,000 square feet of gallery spaces, including the original mansion and art gallery and contemporary 2010 addition.
Included are a collection of California works dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a collection of master drawings, 19th century European paintings, an international ceramics collection, and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art.
The collection also includes American art from the late-19th century to the present, with strengths in american impressionists and modernists by artists such as Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and Georgia O'Keeffe.
100 paintings present a history of American painting, as told by its makers from 1809 to now.
Video installation dramatizes physical forces of nature