Congratulations to the winners of our Facebook Photo Contest, "Focusing on Flowers"

 

Amy Bolander for "Blackberry Bloom"

Corey Gray for "Flowers Welcoming Us to the Lost Coast"

Kathleen Giglio MacGregor for "With Sunflower"

 

These winning shots have been matted, framed, and mounted at the Museum.

They are all on view through June 17.


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 California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, near Corte Madera.  Image by Rob Badger and Nita Winter.

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, near Corte Madera.  Image by Rob Badger and Nita Winter.

 
 Greenfield Ranch, Easter 1977

Greenfield Ranch, Easter 1977

 
 
 Rufous Hummingbird pollinating a Scarlet Fritillary.  Image by Rob Badger and Nita Winter.

Rufous Hummingbird pollinating a Scarlet Fritillary.  Image by Rob Badger and Nita Winter.

 
 A page from the Carl Purdy seed catalogue.

A page from the Carl Purdy seed catalogue.

 
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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.

 

Promise of Paradise - First Friday at the Museum. Friday, June 1 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

For our June First Friday, the Museum will help launch a major new initiative called "Promise of Paradise," focusing on the beginnings of the Back to Land movement in Mendocino County that occurred almost 50 years ago. Enjoy 60s and 70s music by the popular duo Midas Well, snacks of the time period, and we encourage people to dress in clothes of that era. Most importantly, we're seeking interviews with anyone who was part of the movement and has a story to tell. Forty-five minute interview slots are available between 3:00 and 7:00 PM, and can be scheduled by emailing Sara Reith at news@KZYX.org. Music, drink, and music begin at 5:00.

 

Native Pollinators & Wildflowers, a presentation by Jan O. Washburn.  Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 PM.

Entomologist and retired University of California, Berkeley professor Jan O. Washburn gives a lively presentation on how climate change is impacting relationships between native insects and the plants they pollinate. Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.

 

 

The Dean of Wildflowers, an illustrated talk. Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 PM.

Historian Dot Brovarney helps us conclude our Beauty and the Beast exhibition and programs with a presentation on the life and career of one of Ukiah’s luminaries, botanist and horticulturalist Carl Purdy (1861-1945), known as “The Dean of Wildflowers.” Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.

 

 

 

 

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!

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


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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.
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.