Crocker Art Museum celebrates The Candy Store
The Candy Store Gallery opened in Folsom, California in 1962. The gallery was in fact a house and a candy store, but eventually was converted into an art gallery by Adeliza McHugh. The artists McHugh exhibited in her gallery—artists such as Robert Arneson, Clayton Bailey, Roy De Forest, David Gilhooly, Irving Marcus, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Jack Ogden, Sandra Shannonhouse, Peter VandenBerge, and Maija Peeples-Bright (née Zack)—were known for their quirky, anti-establishment aesthetic. Many were also faculty or students in the Art and Art History Department at the University of California, Davis.
The Crocker Art Museum reflects on the legacy of The Candy Store on it’s 60th anniversay in their show “The Candy Store: Funk, Nut, and Other Art with a Kick.” Among the artists featured are professor emeritus Robert Arneson and Roy De Forest, and students David Gilhooly (B.A., ‘65, M.A., ‘67), Sandra Shannonhouse (B.A., ‘69, M.F.A., ‘73), Peter VandenBerge (M.A., ‘63) and Maija Peeples-Bright (M.FA., ‘65).
“The Candy Store” is on view until May 1, 2022. Tickets are required.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814