Haggin Museum has redesigned their core art galleries. The stunning new spaces, designed by internationally recognized design firm Gallagher & Associates, house the museum’s collection of late 19th to early 20th century American and European fine art which includes works by Albert Bierstadt, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and more. A new, permanent space dedicated to 20th-century illustrator J.C. Leyendecker will include a rare, in-depth look into his personal life, and will include over 30 original paintings by the artist.
The museum’s extensive history galleries offer families a chance to travel back in time to learn more about Stockton and California history. Displays focus on area Native Americans, the Gold Rush, agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley, historic firefighting equipment, as well as shipbuilding and other Stockton industries. Visitors will see period rooms from a Victorian-era San Joaquin Valley ranch home, a recreated local flour mill, and a turn-of-the-last-century California town that includes a one-room schoolhouse and a Chinese herb shop. Beautiful American Indian baskets, a Holt Caterpillar tractor, the infamous trunk of Emma LeDoux, and a World War II jeep are among the thousands of historical treasures permanently on display.
The museum also hosts various temporary exhibitions, programs and events. Visit HagginMuseum.org to plan your visit today!