CROCKER ART MUSEUM TOUR
Saturday, April 7
Lunch (optional) – 11:30 AM; Guided Tour – 1:00 – 2:00PM
Exhibits of women and African American artists: E. Charlton Fortune, Faith Ringgold, and a variety of recent acquisitions.
Admission Fee: Adults -$8.00, Youths (ages 7-17) -$5.00, Children (6 and under) – Free
Crocker Members – Free with Membership Card (Member guest passes are not available for this tour)
Event Site Leader – Deepak Aswani
ABOUT THE EXHIBITS:
- Charlton Fortune, The Colorful Spirit – E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969) painted portraits and landscapes that were often labeled Impressionist. As one of the earlier female artists, she pushed the boundaries of the art profession at a time when women’s roles in society were being redefined. Although she was a California artist, she also lived and painted abroad in England and France.
Faith Ringgold, An American Artist – Faith Ringold expressed her creativity in a variety of ways including quilts, paintings, sculptures, and also as both an author and performance artist. She was born in Harlem around the beginning of the Great Depression. In the 1960s, her paintings took on a more political role through which she championed equality and freedom of speech. This exhibit will span a variety of mediums from Faith Ringgold’s career.
Hopes Springing High, Gifts of Art by African American Artists – This exhibit features recent acquisitions and promised gifts of art by African American artists. The exhibition highlights the artists’ voices as well as contributions to art and the Museum’s growing collection. Most artists featured in this exhibition worked from 1950 to present day.
Please RSVP by replying to this e-mail announcement ASAP. Space is limited. We need to have specific numbers for the museum by Friday March 23. Please include:
- If you would like to join us for lunch (at your own expense).
- The number of adults, youth, and children who are in your party.
- If you or anyone else in your group are members of the museum
Please pay by cash or check payable to “The U of M Alumni Club of Sacramento.” The event site leaders will collect your admission fee at the museum the day of the tour. Crocker Tours need to be paid as a single payment to the Crocker rather than individually.