Crocker Art Museum Announces Inaugural Exhibitions for Expanded Museum

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SACRAMENTO, CA.- This fall the Crocker Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its 125,000-square-foot expansion, designed by Charles Gwathmey, with a retrospective of the work of Sacramento native Wayne Thiebaud. On view beginning October 10, 2010, Wayne Thiebaud: Homecoming is one of a series of special exhibitions that will inaugurate the galleries in the Crocker’s new Teel Family Pavilion. Featuring more than 50 paintings and drawings spanning the artist’s career, Wayne Thiebaud celebrates the work of Sacramento’s most renowned artist. The opening exhibition program also includes: A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum, an exhibition drawn from one of the finest early collections of master drawings in the United States; and Tomorrow’s Legacies: Gifts Celebrating the Next 125 Years, a diverse display of 125 promised gifts to the Crocker, including Tang Dynasty sculptur