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.

Ukiah Poet-Laureate Roberta Werdinger kicks of the Gala program by reading a poem she wrote especially for this occasion, titled, what else?,  For the Love of Art .

Ukiah Poet-Laureate Roberta Werdinger kicks of the Gala program by reading a poem she wrote especially for this occasion, titled, what else?, For the Love of Art.

For the Love of Art, the Annual Gala Fundraiser benefiting the Grace Hudson Museum. THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came to our annual Gala this past Saturday in support of the Grace Hudson Museum. We hope you enjoyed the evening. You graced us with your presence and generosity.

And many thanks again to our Sponsors:
Savings Bank of Mendocino County
Flow Kana
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley
The Eversole Family
Whispering Winds Nursery
Cupples & Sons Construction.

The event is over, but you can still make a donation by clicking the button below.

International Orange  by Cathy Miranker

International Orange by Cathy Miranker

SAQA-Public Fiber Arts Sharing, open to all. Saturday, September 21, 11:00 AM to 2:00 p.m

To accompany the Museum's exhibition, Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State's People, Life, and Land, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) brings together its regional members and the public to celebrate a shared love of quilt art. Stitching California artists will speak about their exhibited pieces, while all other attendees are invited to bring a fiber artwork for an organized show and tell (one art piece per person). Plus, a presentation by textile artist and Stitching California juror Katie Pasquini Masopust. Free for SAQA members. All others, free with Museum admission.

Blake More

Blake More

Blake More Featured at the September Writers Read, Ukiah’s literary salon. Thursday, September 26, 7:00 PM.

Coast poet Blake More will be the featured reader for the September Writers Read. A resident of the Mendocino Coast since the late 90s, Blake is a healing artist with many creative voices and expressions, including writing, video, performance, and dance. She has written two non-fiction books, one fiction book, and three books of poetry. Blake goes on at 7:00 followed by open mic from 8:00 to 9:00. Writers Read is always free, though donations gladly accepted. For additional information about Writers Read, contact Michael Riedell at

California Topo  by Lin Schiffner

California Topo by Lin Schiffner

First Friday Art Walk at the Grace Hudson Museum. Friday, October 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to come see the Museum’s new exhibition, Stitching California, then why not plan to stop by during First Friday Art Walk. The artwork in the show is truly stunning and explores the Golden State from many different angles: natural beauty, protecting the environment, threat of wildfire and other natural disasters, water, traffic, atomic research, outdoor recreation, the cost of housing, the politics of food, the state’s rich ethnic diversity. Try out the Stitching California audio tour that you can access on your phone; you’ll get to hear all 42 artists in the show talk about their creation. Or purchase the fully illustrated exhibition catalog and follow the audio tour later in the comfort of your own home. In addition to Stitching California, all the Museum’s exhibit galleries will be open, as well as the Wild Gardens.


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.