Last Call: Scott Shields, Ph.D.


Chief Curator/Associate Director, Crocker Art Museum

Something about you people would be surprised to know: That I focus on California art but I’m actually from Nebraska.

Favorite artist or period: Turn of the century anything—as in circa 1900.

Favorite TV show you hate to admit you watch: “Absolutely Fabulous.”

Instant mood-booster: Caffeine.

A great gift for you: Something art nouveau.

Best thing you cook: Salad.

First thing you’d do after winning the lottery: Buy art.

A person you admire: Ceramist Toshiko Takaezu. I think she knows the secrets of the universe.

Something that makes you laugh out loud: Hyacinth Bucket from “Keeping Up Appearances.”