From left to right: Roger Franklin, Amy Melious, curator Karen Holmes, Aryan Chappell, Robert Taylor.
Now on View:
GATHERING LIGHT: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC VISIONS OF ARYAN CHAPPELL, ROGER FRANKLIN, AMY MELIOUS, AND ROBERT TAYLOR, a special exhibition from
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. All cite Mendo County as a place of lasting inspiration.
Writers Read, Ukiah’s literary arts salon, this month featuring poet Daniel Barth. Thursday, March 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
This month, former Ukiah poet-laureate Daniel Barth is the featured reader. Dan goes on at 7:00 PM, followed by an open mic at 8:00. For additional information, about Writers Read, contact Michael Riedell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Art Walk featuring a screening of the film Tim’s Vermeer. Friday, April 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Film at 6:00 PM.
Produced by illusionists Penn & Teller, the intriguing documentary Tim’s Vermeer explores how optical technologically may have helped Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer achieve his spectacular sense of visual realism. Art historians are split on whether Vermeer used optical devices to create his masterpieces. Revelation or hoax? You decide. Light refreshments. Free to all.
A Day at the de Young Museum, a bus trip organized by the Grace Hudson Museum. Sunday, April 7 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. SOLD OUT!
The Grace Hudson Museum’s periodic bus trip to San Francisco museums returns! This year Gauguin and Monet are on the menu when we spend the day at the de Young Museum. Participants will have a chance to see the special exhibitions, Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey and Monet: The Late Years, as well as explore the diverse exhibits in the de Young’s core galleries. Ticket are $75 per person and covers transportation and de Young entrance fees.
Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT!
A Brief History of California Photography, an illustrated talk.
Saturday, April 13 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Join us for this lively presentation by Drew Johnson, longtime Curator of Photography and Visual Culture at the Oakland Museum of California. Free with Museum admission.
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 Spring 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!
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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.