Here is a small sampling of the stunning art quilts now on display in our current exhibition,
Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land
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Fault Line  by The Pixeladies

Fault Line by The Pixeladies

Now on View:

Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life and Land, a special new exhibition.
Saturday, August 17 to January 5, 2020.

Organized through a partnership of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the Grace Hudson Museum, and Exhibit Envoy, this juried exhibition features finely crafted and innovative quilt art in two dimensions and three dimensions. Artwork was selected based on artistry and technique, and how well submitting artists explored the diversity, illusions, realities, and hopes that define the richness and complexities of the Golden State. Following its premier at the Grace Hudson Museum, Stitching California will be traveled by Exhibit Envoy to museums and cultural institutions throughout California and possibly beyond.

Click here for a feature article from the August 17, 2019 Ukiah Daily Journal.

 
Detail of  Pomo Basketry Adaptations  by Holly Brackmann

Detail of Pomo Basketry Adaptations
by Holly Brackmann

Art Used to Process Life, a panel discussion. Saturday, October 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

As part of the Museum's exhibition, Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State's People, Life, and Land, local quilt artists Laura Fogg, Ann Horton, Betty Lacy, and Dede Ledford, will join moderator Holly Brackmann (a quilt artist and retired textile instructor) to discuss the intersection of fiber, aesthetics, and social life. Free with Museum admission.

Click here for a feature article about the panel discussion in the October 10 issue of the Ukiah Daily Journal.

 
 
Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson at October Writers Read, Ukiah’s literary salon. Friday, October 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Paul Nelson, the featured reader of this month’s Writer's Read, is a poet, editor, and interviewer. He is also the founder of Seattle Poetics LAB (SPLAB) and the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Nelson has authored and/or co-edited eight books, including American Prophets: Interviews with Thinkers, Activists, Poets and Visionaries (2019), American Sentences (2015), and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). He is engaged in a 20-year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia. Nelson will read from 7:00 to 8:00, and will be followed by open mic from 8:00 to 9:00.

Please Note: Writers Read usually happens on the last Thursday of most every month. In October that date falls on Halloween, so the program has been moved to Friday, October 25. For additional information about Writers Read, contact Michael Riedell at innisfree@pacific.net.

 
 
Sanctuary II  by Barbara Confer

Sanctuary II by Barbara Confer

First Friday Art Walk at the Grace Hudson Museum. Friday, November 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to come see the Museum’s new exhibition, Stitching California, then why not plan to stop by during First Friday Art Walk. The artwork in the show is truly stunning and explores the Golden State from many different angles: natural beauty, protecting the environment, threat of wildfire and other natural disasters, water, traffic, atomic research, outdoor recreation, the cost of housing, the politics of food, the state’s rich ethnic diversity. Try out the Stitching California audio tour that you can access on your phone; you’ll get to hear all 42 artists in the show talk about their creation. Or purchase the fully illustrated exhibition catalog and follow the audio tour later in the comfort of your own home. In addition to Stitching California, all the Museum’s exhibit galleries will be open, as well as the Wild Gardens.

 
 
Moonlit Hills of Marin  by Melody Mooney

Moonlit Hills of Marin by Melody Mooney

How to Jury a Quilt Exhibit, a presentation by Diane Perin. Saturday, November 9, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

As part of the Museum's exhibition, Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State's People, Life, and Land, professional quilt juror Diane Perin will give advice on judging quilts for a juried exhibition. Perin will demonstrate her process by examining and commenting on two or three quilts she has never seen before. Free with Museum admission.

 

 
 
Greenfield Ranch, Easter 1977

Greenfield Ranch, Easter 1977

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 Summer 2019 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!

https://savingplaces.org/stories/10-women-who-influenced-historic-artists-homes#.WqqHvsPwa70


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

Wednesday–Saturday:
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday:
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.