Yéil, 2006 by Larry McNeil (Tlinglit)

Yéil, 2006 by Larry McNeil (Tlinglit)

Now on View: Our People, Our Land, Our Images: International Indigenous Photographers
Saturday, June 30-Sunday, November 30, 2018.

Indigenous photographers from around the globe explore connections to land, community, spirituality, and cultural traditions through imagery ranging from straightforward documentation to artistic treatments incorporating overlays and collage. The photography in this exhibition combines powerful aesthetics with assertions of Native identity.

 Fine art print by Elizabeth Ross

Fine art print by Elizabeth Ross

Tales of a Printmaker, presentation by Elizabeth Ross. Saturday, July 21 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

The Mendocino County Art Association wraps up its Meet the Artist series for this year with a talk by printmaker Elizabeth Ross. Her monotypes tell a story of living through violence, loss, and healing, and demonstrate the therapeutic properties of art making. Ross has exhibited at the de Young Museum and the  Grace Hudson Museum. This presentation contains graphic images that may not be suitable for all audiences.Free and open to the public.

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Tomorrow, a documentary film and conversation. Saturday, July 21 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.

The Museum is partnering with Climate Action Mendocino to present Tomorrow, a  feature length documentary by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent. The film showcases alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education, and offers constructive solutions for mitigating climate change. Program running time includes 30 minutes for guided audience discussion. Suggested donation of $5 benefits Climate Action Mendocino, but no one will be turned a away.

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Queen of the Silent Westerns, an illustrated talk. Saturday, August 25 from 2:00 to 3:30.

Historian Linda M. Waggoner explores the life and career of Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) actress Lilian St. Cyr (1884-1974), who went by the stage name "Red Wing," and was the first Native American Hollywood film star.  Waggoner will discuss how St. Cyr's work was both constrained by, and transcended, representations of the American Indian Princess.  Free with Museum admission.

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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. After August 24, all tickets will be $85. Don't delay. Get your tickets now!

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The Spring 2018 issue of The Sunletter is now available.

 Grace Hudson in the Sun House, 1912.

Grace Hudson in the Sun House, 1912.

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!


  Rufous Hummingbird and Scarlett Fritillary  Photograph by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

Rufous Hummingbird and Scarlett Fritillary
Photograph by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

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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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.
Open until 8:00 on most First Fridays throughout the year. Check Museum Events page for information on First Fridays.                    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: www.artistshomes.org

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