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Farm-to-Fork themed programs at the Crocker Art Museum

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure is a fun way for children five and older to explore farms in art.
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Join the Crocker Art Museum in celebration of Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Month, and enjoy Dinner with the Crockers, farms-in-art adventures for kids, farm-fresh still life and culinary classes, and a delectable film and food demo.

Kids & Company Gallery Adventure



Sundays, Sept. 3 and 17

10:30-11:30 a.m.




To celebrate Farm to Fork Month in September, the Kids and Company tours will explore farms in art! Amusing and educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older, and the adults who tag along with them, in a fun and playful manner. This drop-in program is free for members and free with general admission for nonmembers. (General admission is always free for children 6 and under.)

More information: https://www.crockerart.org/calendar/9/17

Fall Film Series: Foreign Fall

“Tampopo” (Japan)

(1985, 115 Minutes, NR; in Japanese with English Subtitles)

Thursday, Sept. 7

6:30 p.m. (Ramen presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

Join us for a trip around the globe as we present a behind-the-scenes discussion of the best foreign cinema. Provocative and educational, this screening will include an introduction by local film expert Jacob Greenberg, designed to offer a full understanding of the film individually and as part of the Crocker’s curated series. Co-presented with Slow Food Sacramento in honor of farm-to-fork month, ”Tampopo” has been called “one of the best food movies of all time” by eater.com. An homage to ramen, ”Tampopo” dishes out hilarity in a series of vignettes all loosely based around the plight of a small ramen shop. Produced in the style of a Spaghetti Western (or as it was dubbed early, “Ramen Western”), “Tampopo” received a 4-star review from Roger Ebert who called it a “tour de force” and “universally funny.” $6 members, $10 students/youth, $12 nonmembers.

More details and ticket information: https://www.crockerart.org/event/1479/2017-09-07

Culinary Art: Dessert on the Grill

Sunday, Sept. 17

1:30–3 p.m.

Participate in a sweet celebration of the region’s bounty. Peak-season fruits are a perfect pairing with lots of farm-fresh produce and cheeses. Join Supper Club Chef Matt Woolston for an afternoon of desserts hot off the grill. All supplies are provided, and you get to eat them! $45 members, $60 nonmembers.

More details and registration: https://www.crockerart.org/event/1359/2017-09-17

Art Class: Still Life Painting

Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 19–22

9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Designed for beginners, this class will provide instruction on basic acrylic painting techniques. In celebration of Farm-to-Fork Week, regional vendors will contribute local produce as subject matter, so that you can paint a still life from observation. $120 members, $140 nonmembers.

More details and registration: https://www.crockerart.org/event/1348/2017-09-19

Dinner with the Crockers

Thursday, Sept. 28

6 p.m.

The fun-loving spirits of Judge E. B. and Margaret Crocker cordially invite you to a special tour of their collection, followed by a savory farm-to-fork dinner featuring recipes from the Crockers’ era with a fresh twist, prepared by Supper Club Chef Matt Woolston. Discover the brilliance of the Museum’s collection, starting with early purchases by the Crockers during their 1869 voyage to Germany, and ending with the most recent acquisitions. Then, sit among friends in the Historic ballroom — the site of many of the Crocker family’s famous parties — to round out the evening with an incredible dining experience. $125 members ($150 with wine), $150 nonmembers ($175 with wine).

More details and ticket information: https://www.crockerart.org/event/1457/2017-09-28

The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more. For more information, call (916) 808-7000, or visit crockerart.org.


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