Congratulations to the winners of our Facebook Photo Contest, "Focusing on Flowers"
Amy Bolander for "Blackberry Bloom"
Corey Gray for "Flowers Welcoming Us to the Lost Coast"
Kathleen Giglio MacGregor for "With Sunflower"
These winning shots have been matted, framed, and mounted at the Museum.
They are all on view through June 17.
NOW ON VIEW: Beauty and the Beast:
California Wildflowers and Climate Change
Saturday, February 10, 2018–Sunday, June 17, 2018.
For over 20 years, award-winning Marin photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have produced exquisite photographs of California wildflowers that connect us to the beauty of the Golden State while raising awareness of threats that natural habitats face from climate change. The exhibition spotlights flowers associated with the state’s many geographic regions, the photographic techniques involved in capturing these delicate subjects, and the expanding impact of human activity on wild spaces. A sampling of Grace Hudson’s wildflower paintings will also be on display.
Native Pollinators & Wildflowers, a presentation by Jan O. Washburn. Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 PM.
Entomologist and retired University of California, Berkeley professor Jan O. Washburn gives a lively presentation on how climate change is impacting relationships between native insects and the plants they pollinate. Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.
The Dean of Wildflowers, an illustrated talk. Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 PM.
Historian Dot Brovarney helps us conclude our Beauty and the Beast exhibition and programs with a presentation on the life and career of one of Ukiah’s luminaries, botanist and horticulturalist Carl Purdy (1861-1945), known as “The Dean of Wildflowers.” Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.
An Evening in Grace's Secret Garden, the Sun House Guild's annual gala fundraiser. Saturday, September 8 from 5:00 to 8:00.
This special evening takes place in and around the museum's latest major feature, the Wild Gardens. Included are dinner, music, live and silent auctions. For added fun a number of mystery boxes will be hidden around the gardens. All proceeds benefit the Grace Hudson Museum. Tickets are $70 for Sun House Guild Members, $75 for non-members, and will be available after June 1. Check back soon.
The Spring 2018 issue of The Sunletter is now available.
We are proud that Grace Hudson is featured in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s recent blog about
ten women who have given significantly to the world of art. All are affiliated with a historic artist's home in the
Historic Artists Homes and Studios program, of which the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House is a founding member. Check it out!
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Short-term exhibits in The Main Gallery highlight contemporary art, Native American cultures, Western American history, historic California art and local natural history. Permanent collections showcase Grace Hudson’s art; her family’s history; and Pomo culture and basketry.
the wild gardens
An outdoor Art and Education center is under development on the museum grounds. Located in a parklike setting, The Wild Gardens features native plant gardens with exhibits and art that teaches about our local environment and how Pomo Indian people managed this landscape.
the sun house
The Hudson’s charming 1911 redwood Craftsman bungalow home, the Sun House sits adjacent to the Museum and is available for docent-led tours. More than a century old, The Sun House allows visitors a glimpse into the Hudsons’ Bohemian lifestyle.
The Grace Hudson Museum highlights regional art, culture and natural history in the tradition of an extraordinary family – that of Ukiah native and nationally admired artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937), her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson (1857-1936) and her pioneering forebears. We provide opportunities for cultural engagement, art appreciation, historical reflection and hands-on learning.