Excitement is building for the opening of the newly expanded Crocker Art Museum on Oct. 10. The Teel Family Pavilion, a 125,000-square-foot expansion to the museum, has been in the works since 2000 and triples the size of the facility. The newly renovated museum will include expanded exhibition space, a two-story atrium and courtyard, a 260-seat multipurpose room, and a cafe run by Patrick and Bobbin Mulvaney of Mulvaney’s Building & Loan and Culinary Specialists Catering. A free public celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 10 from—appropriately—10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with activities and entertainment, including performances by local and regional arts organizations.
By the way, think it was a coincidence that the Crocker’s 125,000-square-foot expansion debuted the year of the museum’s 125th birthday? It’s not.