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.



 Yéil, 2006 by Larry McNeil (Tlinglit)

Yéil, 2006 by Larry McNeil (Tlinglit)

Our People, Our Land, Our Images: International Indigenous Photographers, our current exhibition.
Saturday, June 30-Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Indigenous photographers from around the globe explore connections to land, community, spirituality, and cultural traditions through imagery ranging from straightforward documentation to artistic treatments incorporating overlays and collage. The photography in this exhibition combines powerful aesthetics with assertions of Native identity.

  Hoke-tee , 2003 by Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie

Hoke-tee, 2003 by Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie

Indigenous Photography, a conversation about Our People, Our Land, Our Images, Sunday, September 16 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

C.N. Gorman Museum director Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie and C.N. Gorman curator Veronica Passalacqua discuss the genesis of Our People, Our Land, Our Images, as well as exhibition themes focusing on representation, colonialism, cultural continuity, sovereignty, and the future of indigenous photography.  Free with Museum admission.

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The Silent Musical, film screening. First Friday, October 5. Museum open from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, screening at 6:00 PM

Anderson Valley artists Cob and Daniel McDonnell have adapted their original play into an old time silent movie. Come see the Ukiah Valley premier of The Silent Musical at the Grace Hudson Museum. Suitable for all ages. Free admission.

 Early sketch by Edward Espey in Grace Carpenter’s autograph book.

Early sketch by Edward Espey in Grace Carpenter’s autograph book.

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.

The Summer 2018 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.