The Crocker Art Museum of Sacramento, California - the oldest U.S. art museum west of the Mississippi River - is home to an extensive permanent collection of art from around the world. On its website, the Crocker has digitized a portion of its permanent collection and provided artist biographical information for these digitized items, allowing art fans to easily explore this collection. Visitors can search for items by category: American Art Before (or After) 1945; European Art, Ceramics, or Works on Paper and Photography. Much of the art in the permanent collection highlights the work of California-based artists, highlighting important artistic individuals, groups, and trends in the state. In addition, the collection of Works on Paper and Photography is also extensive, featuring a number of eighteenth and nineteenth century European drawings along with photographs by Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams.