Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, USA has operated continuously longer than any other art museum west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1885, it boasts an excellent collection of early California art including important works of Albert Bierstadt, Xavier Martinez, William Keith, and Thomas Hill; in addition, there is an old master drawings collection containing pieces of Rembrandt, Dürer, and François Boucher. The core collection, gifted by Judge E.B. Crocker (brother of the railroad baron Charles Crocker), has grown to a count of over 14,000 pieces. The Crocker Museum is the leading art museum of the capitol district and the California Central Valley.