Maija Peeples-Bright , Beast Map, 1965–1966. Oil on canvas, 55 1/2 x 72 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman O. Jones, 1981.58
By Reed Parsell
Let’s check in with what is showing at Sacramento’s most prominent art museum, and one of the American West’s best: Crocker Art Museum.
“The Candy Store: Funk, Nut, and Other Art With a Kick” opens Wednesday, Feb. 2 and continues through May 1. The exhibit is based on Adeliza McHugh’s launching of the Candy Store Gallery in Folsom some six decades ago.
“There were just two rooms for the ceramics, paintings and other art she displayed, though these small spaces featured makers who would become nationally and even internationally significant,” the Crocker says in promoting the new show.
Featured artists include Robert Arneson, Clayton Bailey, Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, Irving Marcus, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Jack Ogden, Sandra Shannonhouse, Peter VandenBerge and Maija Peeples-Bright (née Zack).
Admission to the Crocker (216 O St.) is $15 general, with discounts for students and seniors. Learn more at the museum’s website.