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Guys & Dolls dress rehearsal fundraiser

April 10, 6pm-10pm

Support The Sun House Guild by attending a Sneak-Peak dress rehearsal of Guys & Dolls.  Scroll down for more information about this event.

Tickets: $25/adults. $20/under 21.



 California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, near Corte Madera.

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, near Corte Madera.

 California Leopard Lilies ( Lilium pardalinum ). Photo by Rob Badger and Nita Winter.

California Leopard Lilies (Lilium pardalinum). Photo by Rob Badger and Nita Winter.

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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.


Wildflower Walk at Low Gap Park. Sunday, March 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join walk leader Cathy Monroe of the California Native Plant Society as she interprets the diversity of wildflowers on the trails around Low Gap Park. Subject to cancellation if heavy rain occurs. Meet at the corner of the park by the tennis courts at 10:00 am. FREE. This program is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.




"Luck Be a Lady Tonight!"  Guys and Dolls Fundraiser, benefiting the Museum, at Ukiah Players Theater.  Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 pm

The Grace Hudson Museum and Ukiah Players Theater team up to bring you an exclusive preview production of Guys and Dolls (which opens for the general public on April 12). Appetizers and beverages starting at 6:00, showtime at 7:00.  All proceeds will benefit the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House. Call the Museum for tickets at (707) 467-2836, or purchase on-line at top of this page.

The Spring 2018 issue of The Sunletter is now available.

 Grace Hudson in the Sun House, 1912.

Grace Hudson in the Sun House, 1912.

Happy Women’s History Month! 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!

Click on images or text for more information.

The galleries

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.

Hours & Admission

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
12 noon to 4:30 p.m.
Closed major holidays.

Individuals: $4
Students and Seniors: $3
Families: $10

Docent led tours for the historic Sun House are
Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 3 pm

Always free to members.
Free to all on the first Friday of each month.


We belong to the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM), with reciprocal membership privileges at more than 924 member institutions throughout North America.

We are a founding member of the Historic Artists Homes and Studios program:

We are a proud member of the Mendocino County Heritage Network.