Saturday, October 28, Mastering the Molten: Mendocino County Art Glass Opening Reception, 4:30-7:30 pm. Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit featuring the glass work of Mendocino County artists Jeanette Carson, Sean Cramblett, Kale Haschak, Scott Hegan, Erika Kohr Island, Yorgen Kvinsland, Cynthia Myers, Elizabeth Raybee, Ferdinand Thieriot and Jonah Ward. Refreshments. Free.
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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.