The Sun House studio decorated for the holidays.

The Sun House studio decorated for the holidays.

Falling Through the Ice by Erika Kohr Island

Falling Through the Ice
by Erika Kohr Island

See the Sun House decorated for the holidays throughout December and into early January. Docent-led tours are usually provided Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm. Call ahead to make sure a docent will be available: (707) 467-2836.






Our latest exhibit, Mastering the Molten: Mendocino County Art Glass, is now open. See the amazing glass work of Mendocino County artists Jeanette Carson, Sean Cramblett, Kale Haschak, Scott Hegan, Erika Kohr Island, Yorgen Kvinsland, Cynthia Myers, Elizabeth Raybee, Ferdinand Thieriot and Jonah Ward.

Meet our new Director! Download the Fall 2017 issue of The Sunletter here.


Download the inserts included in the current edition of The Sunletter here:
Holiday Wreath Pre-Order Form (wreaths available for pick-up at the Annual Holiday Open House, Dec. 1 & 2)
Annual Appeal Letter from Sun House Guild President, Lucille Mirata

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: www.artistshomes.org

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