The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento is the longest continuously operating art museum in the West. The Museum was founded in 1885 and remains the leading art institution for the California Capital Region and Central Valley. The new wing, designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects of New York, is approximately 125,000 square feet will more than triple the size of the current facility and will be completed in 2010.
Music and Art Trivia: Our family always appreciated fine art but could never afford the luxury of purchasing an original piece. In the 1970's, The Crocker had a rental program and I remember renting a piece of art a month at a time. My favorite was an oil painting of a yellow field of flowers with a blue sky and it cost us about $4.00 a month for the rental fees. We hung it over the piano that was rented from Sherman and Clay Music Store. The lesson to be remembered here is..."If there is a will--there is a way"!! ~Barbara