Crocker Art Museum Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum Sacramento - June 6 2010
In 2000, the Crocker appointed a selection committee comprised of elected officials, community leaders, CAMA Board members, City staff and potential donors to search for an architect that would lead the Museum through master planning. After an exhaustive review of all of the major museum architects in the world, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (GSAA) was unanimously chosen to guide the process because of their design aesthetic and past experience.
GSAA designed the expansion of the Crocker after conducting a thorough master planning process. Many voices from the community were involved in an openly collaborative process to ensure that the new building and the internal reconfiguration of the existing structures would work together as a whole. A classic, contemporary design was created that would pay tribute to the historic structure.
On October 10, 2010, the Crocker opened the 125,000-square-foot Teel Family Pavilion, a classic, contemporary design. The Pavilion complements the historic structures and more than tripled the Museum's current size, enhancing its role as a cultural and educational resource for Sacramento and California's many visitors.