‘Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism’


It’s always nice when a local guy makes good, and Sam Francis is no exception. The California native is one of the state’s most celebrated artists, and his work is on display at the Crocker Art Museum starting Jan. 25 during “Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections.”

Francis started honing his artistic eye in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1940s and since then has had studios in Palo Alto, Point Reyes, Santa Monica and Venice. The show surveys his work all the way through the 1990s and includes highlights from his oeuvre—including pieces he created while living in New York, Switzerland and Japan. The exhibit is presented as a collaboration between the Sam Francis Foundation, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Crocker. It will be on display through April 20.

For more information, call (916) 808-1182 or visit crockerartmuseum.org. The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O St.

Who: Crocker Art Museum
What: “Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections”
When: Jan. 25 through April 20
Where: 216 O St., Sacramento