Home is where the Hartley is
All the holiday hoopla has come and gone, and now the dog-dreary, gray days of winter have really hit. So, just slip into the Crocker Art Museum at 216 O Street and let your rain-glazed eyes drink in the color and vibrancy of Marsden Hartley: American Modern. Hartley was influenced by living abroad during World War I, and his peers included photographer Alfred Stieglitz and fellow artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The retrospective exhibit, up until January 29, reveals Hartley’s evolution as a painter, spanning styles including impressionism, abstraction and representational landscapes. If Hartley’s work really trips your trigger, you can attend a gallery talk, on January 28, by the director of Cleophas and His Own, based on the painter’s epic poem written in tribute to close friends he lost in a hurricane. Then catch the flick that night at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theatre. For more information, call (916) 264-5423.