This art museum holds not a lot for me to look at and view. It is carved up with meeting rooms and open public areas, so not a lot of the buildings have art works. I was disappointed as you note. There is a restaurant of good food, though.
It is open 10-5 daily and admission is $8. A tour may take 3/4 hour maximum.
Sacramento has a nice, interesting art museum that has a range of art displays and exhibitions. The art includes traditional paintings, ceramics, and other similar art as well as cartoon art and the like. As of December 2008, for example, an exhibit is the Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons. The real core of the museum, though, is probably its important collection of California-related art.
It is, in fact, a very old museum for California, having been founded in 1885. It is supposedly the oldest continuously operating art museum in the western United States. The complex itself is also an interesting piece of archiecture, since the museum is housed in the former mansion complex of Judge Edwin Crocker, brother of Big-Four member Charles Crocker. He purchased the hom ein 1868 and subsequently had it remodelled into a larger, ornate Italianate mansion, also adding a second structure adjoining the original mansion to house the family's large art collection. This art collection became the original nucleus of the museum and in 1885 Crocker's widow donated the museum to the City of Sacramento.
Founded in 1885 by Margaret Crocker, this is the oldest continuously-operating art museum in the Western US. It's the only museum in Sacramento that is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
The building is an Italianate Victorian-style house. It contains hundreds of works by old European masters, American artists, drawings, Asian art, changing exhibits, and more.