A Day at the de Young Museum
Sunday, April 7
bus trip organized by the grace hudson museum
see Museum Events page for details and ticket information
JUST CLOSED — NEW EXHIBITION OPENS MARCH 2, SEE BELOW
Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey, and Grafton Tyler Brown. Our feature exhibition. Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
This show focuses on the art and friendships between these three early California artists. This original exhibition was organized by the Grace Hudson Museum.
Winter in the Blood, film screening, presented by the Pop-Up Culture Club of Ukiah. Saturday, February 23, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
In this 2014 feature movie, filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith tell the story of an anguished young man, half American Indian and half Anglo, haunted by the memories and spirits of his father and brother, and in search of some sort of anchor to hold onto. The film explores issues of Native identity, economic hardship, alcohol abuse, racism, and the value of family. Adapted from the 1974 novel by award-winning author James Welch (Blackfeet/A’aninin). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Andrew Smith. FREE and open to the public. Appropriate for ages 14 and up.
Writers Read, with featured author K.C. Kirkley, plus open mic. Thursday, February 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Award-winning Ukiah writer K.C. Kirkley joins Writers Read for this month’s program focusing on prose fiction. Kirkley’s short stories have been published in The Los Angeles Review, The Portland Review, Chicago Literati, Upstreet Anthology, Sixfold, Zoetic Press, and others. Kirkley reads at 7:00 followed by an open mic at 8:00. Suggested $5 donation. For additional information about Writers Read or this program, contact Michael Riedell at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Friday, opening reception for Gathering Light, our next exhibition. Friday, March 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Meet the four artists featured in our new exhibition Gathering Light: The Photographic Visions of Aryan Chappell, Roger Franklin, Amy Melious, and Robert Taylor. Free to all.
Gathering Light: The Photographic Visions of Aryan Chappell, Roger Franklin, Amy Melious, and Robert Taylor, our next special exhibition. Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, May 26.
Four established photographers with ties to Mendocino County, offer a selection of images that reflect on their careers and explore new work.
Gathering Light with Amy Melious and Robert Taylor, a gallery tour. Sunday, March 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Featured artists Amy Melious and Robert Taylor discuss their photography, and how their aesthetic and process has evolved over the years. Free with Museum admission. Limited to 20 visitors. Reservations required. Call the Museum at (707) 467-2836 to reserve a spot.
Promise of Paradise: Back to the Land Oral Histories of Mendocino County, now airing on KZYX Radio, every Thursday at 3:30 PM.
The Grace Hudson Museum is a proud supporter of this oral history and broadcast project. Catch up on all the episodes by clicking here for KZYX.
And to learn more about how it all got started click here to check out Jerry Karp’s November 2018 article in the Anderson Valley Advertiser.
The Fall 2018/Winter 2019 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!
And in June, the National Trust for Historic Preservation website featured the Museum in an article
on our spring exhibition, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,
which ran from February 10 to June 17th. Read the article HERE!
Click on images or text for more information.
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.