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.
Graphic works depicting the experiences and histories of African-Americans
41 works from the 1870s - 1940s
Works created for the public, the private, and the museum
29 still-lifes, landscapes and daily life include many Hudson River School painters
Celebrates the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad
Rich works express faith in the power of art and devotion to preserving "Great Nature"
60 works in clay range from purely sculptural to hinting at functionality
Streamlined works primarily in bronze
125+ images over a span of nearly six decades
25 works illustrate the transition from recognizable scenes to a loose, evocative aesthetic
Showcasing works covering a range of genres and themes
70+ images encompass a spectrum of compelling images
200+ pieces by premier potters
Prints examine an often cynical, often hopeful view of human nature
Paintings created with sculptural machines that erupt, splatter, and trickle paint
65 works by 40+ artists