Here is a small sampling of the stunning art quilts now on display in our current exhibition,
Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land



Fault Line  by The Pixeladies

Fault Line by The Pixeladies

Now on View:

Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life and Land, a special new exhibition.
Saturday, August 17 to January 5, 2020.

Organized through a partnership of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the Grace Hudson Museum, and Exhibit Envoy, this juried exhibition features finely crafted and innovative quilt art in two dimensions and three dimensions. Artwork was selected based on artistry and technique, and how well submitting artists explored the diversity, illusions, realities, and hopes that define the richness and complexities of the Golden State. Following its premier at the Grace Hudson Museum, Stitching California will be traveled by Exhibit Envoy to museums and cultural institutions throughout California and possibly beyond.

Click here for a feature article from the August 17, 2019 Ukiah Daily Journal.

graphite drawing by Luna Ruth Paesch

graphite drawing by Luna Ruth Paesch

The Mediterranean Scrolls by Luna Ruth Paesch, a pop-up exhibition. Through Sunday, August 18.

The Mediterranean Scrolls is one of two art installations that was part of the August 10 program, Refugee Stories of Hope, Courage and Humanity, organized by the Pop-Up Culture Club of Ukiah. The Museum has extended The Mediterranean Scrolls for another week. The installation features eight large graphite drawings commenting on the many refugees fleeing from war and violence by making dangerous passage in overcrowded boats to Western Europe. Free with Museum admission.

Moonlit Hills of Marin  by Melody Money

Moonlit Hills of Marin by Melody Money

Opening Reception for Stitching California. Saturday, August 17, 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Remarks at 3:00 PM.

Join us for the opening reception for our new exhibition, Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State's People, Life, and Land. The show features 42 fiber artworks from 42 different artists, including a number by Mendocino County artists. The reception will provide an opportunity for the public to meet the artists in attendance. Light refreshments. Brief remarks at 3:00 PM.

Nancy Bavor

Nancy Bavor

The California Art Quilt: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium, an illustrated talk by Nancy Bavor.
Sunday, August 25, 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

Nancy Bavor, the executive director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, explores the cultural forces that led to the emergence of art quilts, highlighting some pioneering California artists who blazed the trail for contemporary quilt makers. Free with Museum admission.

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For the Love of Art, the Annual Gala Fundraiser benefiting the Grace Hudson Museum. Saturday, September 14, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

This year's gala theme — For the Love of Art — celebrates creativity, community, and the cultural jewel of Ukiah, our very own Grace Hudson Museum. It also reflects a primary reason that people are drawn to and support the Museum, a shared love of the arts in all its many forms. The evening includes dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, and is organized and presented by the board of the Sun House Guild.

Tickets are $75 per person, increasing to $85 after August 23. You can also purchase tables for 6 and 8. This event will sell out. For tickets, call the Museum at (707) 467-2836 or click the Gala Tickets button below.

Greenfield Ranch, Easter 1977

Greenfield Ranch, Easter 1977

Promise of Paradise: Back to the Land Oral Histories of Mendocino County, now airing on KZYX Radio, every Thursday at 3:30 PM.

The Grace Hudson Museum is a proud supporter of this oral history and broadcast project. Catch up on all the episodes by clicking here for KZYX.

And to learn more about how it all got started click here to check out Jerry Karp’s November 2018 article in the Anderson Valley Advertiser.

The Summer 2019 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!

Rufous Hummingbird and Scarlett Fritillary Photograph by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

Rufous Hummingbird and Scarlett Fritillary
Photograph by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

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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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.
Open until 8:00 on most First Fridays throughout the year. Check Museum Events page for information on First Fridays.                    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:

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