Visitors enjoying the many crafts on sale at our Annual Holiday Open House

Visitors enjoying the many crafts on sale at our Annual Holiday Open House

Falling Through the Ice by Erika Kohr Island

Falling Through the Ice
by Erika Kohr Island

Annual Holiday Open House: Friday, December 1st, 5-8pm (First Friday Art Walk Event) AND Saturday, December 2nd, 10am-3pm. Two opportunities to join the fun! On both days: shop for local art, crafts, specialty foods, holiday wreaths (link to pre-order form below), and enjoy the ever-popular Museum White Elephant sale–plus receive a 15% discount in our Gift Shop. Additionally on Saturday: tour the Sun House decorated for the holidays, visit with Santa, enjoy carolers, refreshments and more!




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

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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.