A special exhibit, some ongoing and upcoming programs are being featured at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday”, sponsored by Western Health Advantage. For more information, call (916) 808-7000, or visit crockerart.org.
American River College’s Fine Art Club on View runs Oct. 5 through Jan. 7, 2018. View a variety of work created by American River College’s Fine Art Club. Reception is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Art Spots – Art installations designed for children 5 and under and their grownups are sprouting up in various Museum spaces. These engaging, tot-friendly installations are part of an experimental project funded by First 5 Sacramento and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
“Tot Land” – Ongoing; inspired by the Museum’s own Spirit Canoe, an all-new Tot Land installation offers a world of exploration for children from infancy to age 5 and their caregivers. Children will be swept up in their own playful ideas as they climb inside a boat, using their imagination to transform into human and animal characters as they interact with one another. Artist: Martin Webb.
“Wingding” – Runs Nov. 19 through March 4, 2018. “Wingding” is a festive, three-dimensional art experience designed for young children and their caregivers and/or families. This installation offers opportunities to interact with, and learn about, the basic elements of art through play, experimentation, and creative collaboration. Artist: Sonja White.
“Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955” – Runs Oct. 8 through Jan. 7, 2018. A look at Richard Diebenkorn’s early work and evolution to maturity through 100 paintings and drawings that precede his shift to figuration. These early pieces evidence the artist’s rapid progress from representational landscape scenes and portraits to semiabstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, and his mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. They offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn’s precocious achievements and lay the foundation for his figurative, representational, and abstract drawings and paintings yet to come.