Crocker Museum to host annual auction

By May 23, 2012

The Crocker Art Museum will host the 34th annual Art Auction on Saturday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s Art Auction will feature an impressive selection of more than 125 works by internationally renowned artists, most of whom are represented in the Crocker’s permanent collection.

The evening will kick off with a silent auction in the second floor galleries, followed by a gourmet dinner and an exciting live auction. The casually elegant evening will be catered by Supper Club at the Crocker, the new exclusive caterer for the museum. Bay Area auction consultant and Californian art expert Alissa Ford will return as auctioneer for the event.

Works of art from the live auction art will be on display in the museum beginning May 24.

This event is preceded by Big Names, Small Art on May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Both events comprise Art Auction Season at the Crocker.

Co-chairs for the Art Auction Season are Regan Durst and Paulette Trainor.

Proceeds from these events support the exhibitions and education programs of the Crocker.

General tickets are $150 per person. Patron tickets are $300.

In addition to receiving admission to Art Auction, patron ticket holders are invited to a cocktail reception in a private collector’s home.

To purchase tickets for the Art Auction call 916-808-7843.

For more information visit

The Crocker Art Museum was one of the first art museums in the U.S. and is now one of the leading art institutions in California. Established in 1885, the museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African and Oceanic art.

The Crocker is located at 216 O St. in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays.

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