Saturday, June 05, 2010

The New Crocker Art Museum

Yesterday I got a chance to take a look at the new Crocker Art Museum expansion, the Teel Family Pavilion, and it’s curved planes and glass-enclosed reception area were just a couple of areas that made a lasting impression on me. With the grand opening drawing near, this 125,000sf expansion will surly make Sacramentans proud. These striking additions are nearly paid for with $92 million in donations with a final objective to reach $100 million in this capitol campaign.

The building was designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (GSAA) and includes a reception area, 260-seat auditorium, free Wi-Fi, café, and qualifies for the silver LEED certification. The grand opening will be free to the public on October 10, 2010 from 10am to 10pm and include activities, performances, and entertainment for children, families and adults.

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