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Museum Offers Programs, Lectures During November
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The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento, has multiple programs coming up for all ages to enjoy.

Following are events scheduled during November.


Art Rx – Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.; Free for Everyone

Art Rx now serves two communities – those with chronic pain and those who serve as palliative caregivers for patients or loved ones facing the end of life. These individuals along with their guests are invited to enjoy facilitated group conversations about select pieces of art with an accomplished docent. The goal of Art Rx is to encourage positive experiences that reduce the burden of chronic pain and caregiver stress. No prior art knowledge is necessary. Advanced registration is required. Call (916) 808-1962, or email with questions. First-time participants: Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early for check-in. Art Rx is presented in collaboration with the Center for Pain Medicine’s Integrative Pain Management Program, part of the UC Davis Health System.


Prelude Tour – Sunday, Nov.12, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

In advance of the Classical Concert featuring the Festival of New American Music, enjoy a docent-led tour of works by American contemporary artists in the Crocker’s permanent collection to help put the music in context with the art. Prelude Tours are open to all visitors. Free for Museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Admission prices are located at


Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series – Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1:15 p.m.; Meet Crocker Curator Kristina Gilmore

Kristina Gilmore has worked as a curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2006, she moved to Davis, where she served on the board of the Davis Arts Center and helped establish Peregrine School. She has been working in the curatorial department at the Crocker since 2014. Gilmore will share her experiences developing exhibitions, including her latest, “Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon.” Rippon is both a vanguard and veteran figure in the field of ceramics. As a practicing artist who spent several decades teaching in her native Sacramento and the Bay Area, Rippon helped elevate the craft of ceramics into the realm of fine art. Cost is $8 for Museum members, $5 student/youth, $12 non-members. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Museum admission desk.


Kondos in Conversation – Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

In conjunction with the release of a 2018 limited-edition calendar featuring Gregory Kondos’ landscape paintings, Kondos will have a special, on-stage conversation with Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak. A master landscape artist focused on California’s Central Valley, Kondos has made important contributions to the Crocker’s permanent collection. Hear directly from the artist about his technique and the evolution of his style, and view the 12 key works spotlighted in the calendar along with his substantial body of work. After the program, Kondos will sign calendars, available for sale from the Museum Store. All proceeds support the Crocker Art Museum. For orders greater than 12, call the Museum Store at (916) 808-5531. Cost is $20 Museum members, $30 non-members. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Museum admission desk.


Meet Me at the Museum – Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m.; Free for Everyone

Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Tiffany Paige at (916) 792-3281 or


Community Discussion with California Groundbreakers: The State of Downtown One Year After the Arena – Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.


The Crocker’s “Conversations that Matter” series returns this fall, as California Groundbreakers presents a panel discussion of the state of Sacramento’s downtown region one year following the Golden 1 Center opening. What has changed, what has improved, and what still needs work? Free for Museum members, $10 non-members. Tickets may be purchased at or at the Museum admission desk.