Big thanks to everyone who attended the annual Museum gala on September 8, hosted by the Sun House Guild Board.
Thought we’d share some pictures from the event. Photos by Alyssa Ballard (with one by Toni Wheeler).
Mark your calendars for our 2019 gala, occurring on September 14.
NOW ON VIEW:
Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey, and Grafton Tyler Brown, our next exhibition. Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
This show focuses on the art and friendships between these three early California artists. This original exhibition was organized by the Grace Hudson Museum.
Curator Tours of Artful Liaisons. Presentations in the gallery. Saturday, October 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM and at 2:00 PM
Join Karen Holmes, Grace Hudson Museum curator and Carpenter Family Historian, for one of two exclusive tours of Artful Liaisons. Each tour limited to 20 people. Make your reservations at (707) 467-2836 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free with Museum admission.
Pete Ethan Castro: An Untitled Showing, pop-up exhibition. Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4
As part of First Friday for November, the Museum is proud to present a pop-up exhibition featuring a selection of work by Ukiah artist Pete Ethan Castro. Show opens at 5:00 PM on Friday and runs through the weekend, closing at 4:00 on Sunday. Music on Friday by Clay Hawkins.
Holiday Open House & Craft Sale
An annual tradition!
Friday, November 30, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 to 3:00
The Museum's Annual Holiday Open House & Craft Fair is a festive way to kick off or continue your gift shopping. You’ll find an array of local vendors selling their arts, crafts, and food treats; artisanal holiday wreaths for sale; Christmas music and refreshments. The Sun House will be decorated for the season and tours will be available. And the Gift Shop will be offering a discount to all shoppers. Don't miss this special event benefiting the Museum!
The Summer 2018 issue of The Sunletter is now available.
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!
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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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.