Art represents the triumph over chaos, just as pulled-pork donuts represent the triumph over dignity. Expand your tastes with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two all-day passes including admission to the Thursdays 'Til 9 Art Mix event (up to a $20 value) at Crocker Art Museum on April 14, held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Crocker Art Museum celebrates art through a diverse collection of aesthetically excellent objects and evening cultural events. On the second Thursday of every month, the Crocker stays open late for Art Mix, an interdisciplinary night of creativity and cocktails from the cash bar. Art Mix: Lit Fix on April 14 will showcase poetry, spoken word, and music presented in collaboration with the Sacramento Poetry Center and Sacramento City College Ethnic Theater Workshop. While sipping specialty libations, attendees can glimpse short films and live demonstrations, peruse full-size installations, or pose as sculptures to startle unsuspecting admirers.
Bring a friend to hobnob with like-minded folk, fist-bump security guards, or explore the new Teel Family Pavilion, a contemporary and classic structure that complements the original Italianate Crocker family mansion building from the 1800s and triples the museum’s overall size. Prior to the event, curious callers are welcome to stroll through the galleries of Asian, African, Oceanic, European, American, and Californian art.
Crocker Art Museum
Behind the Victorian columns of Crocker Art Museum’s 126-year-old gallery building, ornate chambers house works that span six continents and several centuries. Established in 1885, it remains the first art museum in the Western United States, boasting collections that pay homage to the region’s cultural lineage with a robust Californian collection.
The museum updated its look and tripled both its exhibit space and running time for games of hide-and-seek in 2010 with the addition of the Teel Family Pavilion, a 125,000-square-foot building that boasts geometric designs and sunlit rooms. The expanded gallery furthers the museum’s mission to function as a community hub by hosting Art Mix, social events that feature live music, djs and a cash bar on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Studio-art classes keep adults informed, and children’s programs inspire young artists to commit their creativity to canvas, rather than living-room walls or ephemeral Mr. Potato Heads.
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