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Saturday, November 7, 2015–Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush

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Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush, a traveling exhibition developed by Exhibit Envoy and the California Council for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Oakland Museum of California, opens at the Museum on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

The exhibit features twenty-four photomural panels that include fascinating text alongside reproductions of primary documents, photographs, daguerreotypes and Gold Rush-era paintings. Other items on display include models of objects in common use during the period, including some hands-on artifacts for students to explore. All this is supplemented at the Grace Hudson Museum with Gold Rush-related mining equipment, photos, and documents from Grace Hudson's own family.

The show spotlights the remarkable stories of emigrants from all parts of the world who came to the area during the tumultuous and colorful Gold Rush era. These include individual women, Native Americans, adventurers, gold seekers and Californios (the original Spanish-speaking colonists of California, or their descendants). The exhibit also examines the impact James Marshall’s discovery of gold continues to have on all of California’s people, cultures, environment, politics and economy. Don’t miss this comprehensive overview of the California Gold Rush and its continuing legacy. It will be on display through January 10, 2016.

Miners Near Nevada City, 1852.
Photographer Unknown.
Collection of
the California State Library.

Thursday, November 12, 2015–Sunday, March 6, 2016

Days of Grace: California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

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Originally organized by the Grace Hudson Museum, Days of Grace travels to Honolulu to introduce new audiences to Grace Hudson and the Hawaiian work she produced during her transformative year in the Islands in 1901. Reconfigured to fit the space at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and to take advantage of its collections, the exhibit will focus on Grace, while a companion exhibit discusses other women artists active in Hawaii c. 1900-1950.

Emma Square
1901, by Grace Hudson
Collection of George Weatherston

Lots of Changes at the Museum

Earth moving began on Monday, September 14th in the old Community Garden area, preparing the land for our new "Storm Water Garden." Interior bathroom remodeling and construction of our interior entrance to our main garden area began on September 22nd. All galleries and the Sun House are still open during regular business hours.                                                                                                                          

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sun house symbolThe Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House
Come enjoy regional art and culture in the context of an extraordinary family.

The Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House in Ukiah, California, is an art, history and anthropology museum and historic home focusing on the lifeworks of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson (1857-1936). Changing interdisciplinary exhibitions and public programs highlight Western American art, California Indian cultures, histories of the diverse North Coast region of California, and the work of contemporary regional artists.

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