Friday, November 23, 2012

GRATITUDE - November 23, 2012


We are very fortunate to have a family membership pass to the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Ca.  Originally the home of Edwin and Margaret Crocker, with one of the most extensive art collections in the West, Margaret donated the home and art collection to the City of Sacramento in the late 1800's..  A recent multi-million dollar modern addition has created a world-class museum destination for the region.

Lise and I are spending the afternoon enjoying a traveling exhibit of the Norman Rockwell collection.  The museum is about 3 miles from our house, so very cool. We are thankful for the proximity.

"The Crocker Art Museum, formerly the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, is one of the leading arts institutions in California, and the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West. Located in Sacramento, California, the Museum hosts one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art. The collection contains works dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a world-renowned collection of master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest and most comprehensive international ceramics collections in the U.S. and collections of Asian, African, and Oceanic art. In addition to its collections, the Crocker offers a variety of public programs."

"This exhibition celebrates the full range of Norman Rockwell's artwork, including rarely circulated works from the collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Included in the presentation are original oil paintings of some of his most famous illustrations, drawings, war bond posters, and numerous covers that Rockwell created for the Saturday Evening Post over nearly five decades. In addition to the artworks on view, personal correspondence and archival photographs offer insight into the life of one of the country's most beloved illustrators."

I hope you are enjoying your day as much as we are.  Our intent is to enjoy a late lunch at the museum won't be turkey.


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