Update on the Crocker Art Museum

My colleague Aaron Britt posted a great interview with the director of the Crocker Art Museum this past summer, and I'm here with a quick update: the museum opened in October, and it looks fantastic. Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects' new 125,000 square-foot addition more than triples the 125-year-old museum’s size. I just received a new batch of images from photographer Bruce Damonte, and they're enough to make me plan a daytrip down to Sacramento.

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Crocker Museum Architect: Gwathmey Siegel Architects Location: San Francisco, California Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

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Crocker Museum Architect: Gwathmey Siegel Architects Location: San Francisco, California Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

The addition sits adjacent to the original Victorian-Italianate museum from 1869, one of the first purpose-built art museums in the United States.

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Crocker Museum Architect: Gwathmey Siegel Architects Location: San Francisco, California Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.
Here are some views of the galleries:
Double-height entry lobby with reception desk in foreground.
Double-height entry lobby with reception desk in foreground. Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.
Sawtooth Skylight Gallery with Bay Area Figurative works, including Joan Brown’s “Flora” on the far wall.
Sawtooth Skylight Gallery with Bay Area Figurative works, including Joan Brown’s “Flora” on the far wall. Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.
Third floor half-round gallery above the entry lobby is a changing exhibition space for three-dimensional objects, including Dennis Leon’s plywood “Loma Prieta.”
Third floor half-round gallery above the entry lobby is a changing exhibition space for three-dimensional objects, including Dennis Leon’s plywood “Loma Prieta.” Image courtesy of Bruce Damonte.

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