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Crocker Art Museum will Open Doors on Holiday Mondays in 2011

The Crocker Art Museum will open its doors on four Monday holidays this year: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Museum will celebrate these holidays with hands-on art activities, music and dance performances, readings, film screenings, and more.

On Monday, Jan. 17, visitors are invited to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with tours based on King’s teachings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.; gospel music performances by Cosumnes River College Contemporary Gospel Choir at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; screenings of “Martin Luther King, Jr.: Legacy of a Dream” at noon and 2 p.m.; and at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m., a reading of Faith Ringgold’s “My Dream of Martin Luther King” followed by a hands-on art making project.

For President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 21, visitors can hear the Sacramento Youth Symphony perform patriotic songs at 2 p.m. and discover works of art celebrating the history of the United States on a “Patriotic Tour” at 10:15 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. From noon to 3 p.m., artmaking activities for children will explore the meaning of our nation’s symbols.

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The Crocker Art Museum, established in 1885, is one of the leading art institutions in California. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of Californian, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Wednesday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays; 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday–Sunday. Every Third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Bank of America. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit

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