Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

Visitor Information

431 S. Main
Ukiah, California 95482

Phone: (707) 467-2836
Website: http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org

The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, California, is an art, history, and anthropology museum focusing on the lifeworks of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson (1857-1936). The Sun House, a charming 1911 redwood Craftsman bungalow was designed and furnished by the Hudsons to serve as their home and studio. It sits adjacent to the Museum and provides a glimpse into their Bohemian lifestyle. Hudson was nationally- recognized for her oil portraits of Native Americans, particularly of the Pomo Indian people of the Ukiah area. Additionally, she was also an accomplished watercolorist and landscape painter.

The Museum's collections consist of more than 30,000 inter-related objects, with significant holdings of Pomo Indian artifacts (particularly basketry), ethnographic field notes, unpublished manuscripts, historic photographs, and the world's largest collection of Grace Hudson paintings. The Museum also offers changing interdisciplinary exhibitions and public programs featuring Western American art, Native American cultures, histories of California's diverse North Coast region, and the work of contemporary regional artists.