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Art of angling part of upcoming Crocker exhibit
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SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum will present a new exhibition exploring the unique relationship between artists and fishing in “Fishing Lines: Etching and Engraving from the Gary Widman Collection.” Featuring 60 prints from the 16th century to the present, the exhibition will be on view March 3 through May 13, 2012.

 From anglers on Rembrandt’s riverbanks to William Wegman’s scaly creatures, artists have had a special affinity for fishing subjects. This exhibition, drawn from an extensive private collection, examines the importance of the watery world in the history of etching and engraving. In addition to prints by Rembrandt and Wegman, the exhibition includes works by Adriaen van Ostade, Sir Frank Short, Winslow Homer, Robert Sargent Austin, and Peter Milton.

The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday thru Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit