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Ditch the bikini and get some culture this Labor Day.

Labor Day is usually full of BBqs and one last chance to get into that bikini and lounge by the pool.  If you feel like skipping the traditional sunburn and hangover, we know what you should do.  Get out and find a little culture on this fine Labor Day and go see the Mel Ramos exhibit at The Crocker Art Museum.  

Mel Ramos has been painting, drawing and sculpting beautiful women for a lifetime.   He has shown his work  from the de Young to the Guggenheim and everywhere in-between.  Fifty years of his work are proudly displayed, in his hometown of Sacramento, until October 21st.  The exhibit features Mel’s early works,  then moves onto his 1960s pop art nudes and super heroes and continues with his most recent work of female forms wrapped around consumer products and giant fruit.  You will also find some of his lesser known landscapes throughout the collection.

Now you may be asking yourself, why should I skip the BBQ and go see some art today out of all days?  Because today The Crocker is offering free admission.  Yes, you heard right, Free Admission.  This is a great opportunity to not only soak up some history, but to educate yourself about one of Sacramento’s very own artist. 

To learn more about Mel Ramos visit www.melramos.net/?07d20740

And to learn more about The Crocker visit www.crockerartmuseum.org/

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