Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Silent Musical, film screening

Part of October First Friday at the Museum. Anderson Valley artists Cob and Daniel McDonnell originally conceived The Silent Musical as a stage play and produced it at the Grange in Anderson Valley. Soon after they adapted their play into a film, replicating the look and feel of an old time silent movie. Features an original score performed in the film by a talented ensemble, with equally talented performances by an Anderson Valley cast. Come see the Ukiah Valley premier of The Silent Musical at the Grace Hudson Museum. The Museum will be open for First Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The screening will start at 6:00 and will be followed by a conversation with the creators. As always, admission to the Museum is FREE on First Fridays, as is the film screening. The Silent Musical is suitable for all ages

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Oct
20
to Feb 17

Artful Liaisons: Connecting Painters Grace Carpenter, Edward Espey and Grafton Tyler Brown

Organized by the Grace Hudson Museum, this show explores the art and friendships linking three artists over 35 years. Grace Carpenter and Edward Espey, were students together at art school in San Francisco and close friends, if not romantically intertwined. Later, Espey moved to Portland, Oregon, and established himself as a landscape painter. In Portland, he developed a friendship with Grafton Taylor Brown, another landscape painter and the first significant African American artist on the West Coast. Brown had also spent time in San Francisco, as an artist and as a successful lithographer.. 

Museum staff are curating the exhibition with Mark Humpal, a gallery owner in Portland who is an Espey authority, and Robert Chandler, a collector/writer in the Bay Area who is an authority on Brown. The art work in the show comes from the Grace Hudson Museum collections, as well as loans from Mark Humpal Fine Art in Portland, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and private collectors in California.

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Annual Open House & Craft Fair

Start the Holidays at the Museum's Annual Holiday Open House & Craft Fair. We'll have vendors selling their crafts, Christmas music, refreshments and on Saturday Santa will make an appearance. The Sun House will be decorated for the Holidays and tours will be available. The Museum Gift Shop will be offering a discount to all shoppers, so don't miss this special event at the Museum!

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Indigenous Photography, a conversation

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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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening in Grace's Secret Garden

Join us for the Sun House Guild's annual gala fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting the Grace Hudson Museum.  This special evening takes place in and around the museum's latest major feature, the Wild Gardens. Included are dinner, music, live and silent auctions; for added fun a number of mystery boxes will be hidden around the gardens. Tickets are $85.  Call the Museum at 707-467-2836 to see if any tickets are still available.

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Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Queen of the Silent Westerns

Historian Linda M. Waggoner explores the life and career of Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) actress Lilian St. Cyr (1884-1974), who went by the stage name "Red Wing," and was the first Native American Hollywood film star.  Waggoner will discuss how St. Cyr's work was both constrained by, and transcended, representations of the American Indian Princess.  Free with Museum admission.

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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrating the Pomo Fish Basket

A special First Friday celebrates the installation of a commissioned Pomo Fish Basket sculpture in the Museum’s Wild Gardens.  Dry Creek Pomo/Bodega Miwok artist Bruce Smith will be on hand to discuss the inspiration and process that went into making this six-foot long sculpture out of steel, intricately simulating traditional weaving techniques of Pomo basket makers.  Brief remarks occur at 6:00. And from 5:30 to 7:30, bites of a traditional Pomo salmon and seaweed dish will be available to try.  Evening includes weaving activities for youth and families and the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District will be on hand with information about watershed health and stream restoration.  Free and open to the public.

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Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Tomorrow, a documentary film and conversation

The Museum is partnering with Climate Action Mendocino to present Tomorrow, a feature length documentary by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent. The film showcases alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy, and education, and offers constructive solutions for mitigating climate change. Program running time includes 30 minutes for guided audience discussion. Suggested donation of $5 benefiting Climate Action Mendocino, but no one will be turned a away.

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Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Tales of a Printmaker

The Mendocino County Art Association wraps up its Meet the Artist series for this year with a talk by printmaker Elizabeth Ross. Her monotypes tell a story of living through violence, loss, and healing, and demonstrate the therapeutic properties of art making. Ross has exhibited at the de Young Museum and the  Grace Hudson Museum. This presentation contains graphic images that may not be suitable for all audiences. Free and open to the public.

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Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Basket Making, Bead Working, Story Telling

Redwood Valley Pomo basketmaker Corine Pearce, bead artist Stewart Wilburn (Wailaki/Tolowa/Pomo/ Wintu) and Dry Creek Pomo elder Elizabeth “Belle” Lozinto Cordova are featured in three new books from Beauty & Love Publishing. Pearce and Wilburn will be on hand to talk about their work and demonstrate their craft, while Sherrie Smith-Ferri will read from the stories of her great-aunt, Belle Cordova.  Free and open to the public.

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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

The Dean of Wildflowers, an illustrated talk

Historian Dot Brovarney helps us conclude our Beauty and the Beast exhibition and programs with a presentation on the life and career of one of Ukiah’s luminaries, botanist and horticulturalist Carl Purdy (1861-1945), known as “The Dean of Wildflowers.” Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.

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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Artist: Photographer Claudia Holt

As part of its Meet the Artist series at the Grace Hudson Museum, the Mendocino County Art Association presents an illustrated talk by regional photographer Claudia Holt, who considers her work a practice in presence. Holt creates images that immerse the viewer in landscape and encourage a deeper connection with both place and time. For four years, she served as caretaker of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, where she also spent a year as Artist-in-Residence. In her talk, she will discuss the events in her life that helped shaped her artistic voice, and the approach she takes in choosing what to photograph.  This event is free and open to the public. 

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Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Native Pollinators & Wildflowers

Entomologist and retired University of California, Berkeley professor Jan O. Washburn gives a lively presentation on how climate change is impacting relationships between native insects and the plants they pollinate. Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.

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Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Promise of Paradise - First Friday at the Museum

For our June First Friday, the Museum will help launch a major new initiative called "Promise of Paradise," focusing on the beginnings of the Back to Land movement in Mendocino County that occurred almost 50 years ago. Enjoy 60s and 70s music by the popular duo Midas Well, snacks of the time period, and we encourage people to dress in clothes of that era. Most importantly, we're seeking interviews with anyone who was part of the movement and has a story to tell. Forty-five minute interview slots are available between 3:00 and 7:00 PM, and can be scheduled by emailing Sara Reith at news@KZYX.org. Music, drink, and music begin at 5:00.

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Climate Change, Species Extinction & Citizen Science, an illustrated talk and book signing

Join Shelly E. Ryan, of The Climate Reality Project, and journalist and author Mary Ellen Hannibal, for a presentation on today’s multifaceted environmental crises, including the intertwined issues of climate change and species extinction. They will also address pro-active steps individuals can take to mitigate these startling global developments. Ms. Hannibal will sign copies of her award-winning book Citizen Science: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with further support from Exhibit Envoy. Free with Museum admission.

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Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Beauty and the Beast: California’s Wildflowers and Climate Change, an illustrated talk.

Celebrate Earth Day with this presentation by exhibit curators and professional photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter. They will discuss the inspiration for their work, their photographic methods, and how the state’s landscapes are changing. Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Free with Museum admission.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflower Walk in Spanish and English

Join walk leader Cathy Monroe as she interprets the diversity of wildflowers on the trails around Low Gap Park. This walk will be bi-lingual, conducted in both Spanish and English. Good hiking shoes are a must, and walking sticks might be helpful on steeper sections of the trail. Dress for the weather. Walks subject to cancelation if heavy rain occurs. Meet at the corner of the park by the tennis courts at 10:00 a.m. Organized and co-sponsored by Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Free.

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Guys and Dolls Dress Rehearsal Fundraiser

The Grace Hudson Museum and The Ukiah Players Theater team up to bring you a sneak preview of Guys and Dolls, a dress rehearsal, at the Ukiah Players Theater.  The Sun House Guild will serve appetizers and beverages starting at 6:00 PM and dessert and coffee at intermission.  All proceeds to benefit the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House.  Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 if you are under 21.   Contact the Museum or purchase tickets below.

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflower Walk

Join walk leader Cathy Monroe as she interprets the diversity of wildflowers on the trails around Low Gap Park. Good hiking shoes are a must, and walking sticks might be helpful on steeper sections of the trail. Dress for the weather. Walks subject to cancelation if heavy rain occurs. Meet at the corner of the park by the tennis courts at 10:00 a.m. Organized and co-sponsored by Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Free.

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflower Walk

Join walk leader Cathy Monroe as she interprets the diversity of wildflowers on the trails around Low Gap Park. Good hiking shoes are a must, and walking sticks might be helpful on steeper sections of the trail. Dress for the weather. Walks subject to cancelation if heavy rain occurs. Meet at the corner of the park by the tennis courts at 10:00 am. Organized and co-sponsored by Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Free.

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Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

Deep Valley: Poets Laureate of Ukiah

The Grace Hudson Museum is proud to host this special literary event celebrating the release of Deep Valley: Poets Laureate of Ukiah 2001-2018, published by Slow Mountain Press. The book features a collection of poems by the seven first poets laureate of Ukiah. Join us for readings by Armand Brint, Linda Noel, David Smith-Ferri, Theresa Whitehill, Dan Barth, Jabez W. Churchill, and Michael Riedell. The book will be available for sale as well as signing by the authors. Refreshments will be served.

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Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Tanoak Tree: An Environmental History of a Pacific Coast Hardwood, an illustrated talk and book signing

Author Frederica Bowcutt, PhD, shares information on a vital species in our Pacific Coastal region and some contemporary challenges to its well-being. Her book, The Tanoak Tree, will be available for sale and author signing. Co-sponsored by the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Free with Museum admission. 

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Feb
10
to Jun 17

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

For over 20 years, award-winning Marin photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have produced exquisite photographs of California wildflowers that connect us to the beauty of the Golden State while raising awareness of threats that natural habitats face from climate change. The exhibition spotlights flowers associated with the state’s many geographic regions, the photographic techniques involved in capturing these delicate subjects, and the expanding impact of human activity on wild spaces. A sampling of Grace Hudson’s wildflower paintings will also be on display.

Please note, this exhibition has been extended to June 17, 2018.

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Holiday Open House and Craft Fair

Join the Holiday festivities on both Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lots of local craftspeople will be on hand to sell their wares, and additionally on Saturday Christmas carolers will regale us, the Sun House will be open for tours and visits with Santa, and refreshments will be available. The Gift Shop will be offering a 15% discount on both Friday and Saturday to all shoppers.

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Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Holiday Open House and Craft Fair

Join the Holiday festivities on both Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lots of local craftspeople will be on hand to sell their wares, and additionally on Saturday Christmas carolers will regale us, the Sun House will be open for tours and visits with Santa, and refreshments will be available. The Gift Shop will be offering a 15% discount on both Friday and Saturday to all shoppers.

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Oct
28
to Jan 28

Mastering the Molten: Mendocino County Art Glass

Highlighting contemporary art glass from master craftspeople throughout Mendocino County, this group show surveys the diversity of the medium. The featured artists use techniques ranging from kiln forming, cold work, sandblasting, and classic Venetian glassblowing, to computer-aided design and wood burning with molten glass. It includes Jeanette Carson's lovely stained glass pieces inspired by nature; Sean Cramblett's richly-colored and textured glass sculptures and wall art; Kale Haschak's modern sculptural pieces, and blown glass using traditional Italian techniques; Scott Hegan's delicate blown vessels and mille fiori work; Erika Kohr Island's charming small-scale glass sculptures; Yorgen Kvinsland's dynamic mixed media pieces; Cynthia Myer's lyrical sand-carved art glass; Elizabeth Raybee's eclectic glass mosaics; Ferd Thieriot's compelling fragile glass sculpture; and Jonah Ward's "drawings made with glass." Developed by the Grace Hudson Museum.

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Dedication of The Wild Gardens

Join us for a special afternoon as we dedicate our new outdoor education project, The Wild Gardens. The event begins with an opening blessing and gratitude, and includes Pomo Indian dancing, storytelling, refreshments, and information about butterflies, birds, oak trees, native plants, Pomo culture and more! Free.

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