Coming Soon

September 6 through December 28, 2014

California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii

This landmark exhibit will bring together for the first time many of the existing paintings and sketches that Grace Hudson made in 1901 during a restorative stay in Hawaii. Featuring portraits of Native Hawaiian and Asian women and children, and charming landscapes and seascapes, they will be supplemented by Hawaiian artifacts Grace collected, her letters to and from family members during her sojourn, and photos she took of her surroundings. Included will be rare works from other painters active in Hawaii with whom she had contact, such as watercolorist Helen Kelley, famed California artist Theodore Wores, volcano painter Charles Furneaux, prolific Hawaiian artist D. Howard Hitchcock, and illustrator Charles Bradford Hudson (no relation to Grace, or her husband, John). An extensive catalog will be available in the Museum Gift Shop. In the meantime, the Grace Hudson Museum is open during regular hours.

Please drop by during the installation of the new show to see our permanent exhibits on Grace Hudson's art, Pomo Indian basketry, and Hudson's fascinating family. The Sun House will be open for tours. See you soon!





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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