The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento, has a variety of exhibitions that continue in to the new year. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
Here are some ongoing exhibitions.
Through Jan. 7, 2018
A look at Richard Diebenkorn’s early work and evolution to maturity through 100 paintings and drawings that precede his shift to figuration. These early pieces evidence the artist’s rapid progress from representational landscape scenes and portraits to semiabstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, and his mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. They offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn’s precocious achievements and lay the foundation for his figurative, representational, and abstract drawings and paintings yet to come.
“Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon”
Through Feb. 4, 2018
As a practicing artist who spent several decades teaching in her native Sacramento and the Bay Area, Ruth Rippon helped elevate the craft of ceramics into the realm of fine art. This exhibition features 90 of her most beautiful and iconic pieces from the 1950s through the 1990s.
“Masters of Venice: Drawings by Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo from the Anthony J. Moravec Collection”
Through Feb. 4, 2018
The most famous draughtsmen in 18th-century Venice, the father and son Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo created a variety of engaging and luminous compositions, from mythological creatures to devotional works to caricatures. In this exhibition, 21 of their splendid drawings accompany those of other Venetian artists to provide a view into the distinctive art of Italy’s lagoon city.
Through March 4, 2018
“Wingding” is a festive, three-dimensional art experience designed for young children and their caregivers and/or families. This installation offers opportunities to interact with, and learn about, the basic elements of art through play, experimentation, and creative collaboration. Artist: Sonja White
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. Every third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday”, sponsored by Western Health Advantage. For more information, call (916) 808-7000, or visit crockerart.org.