Grace Hudson Museum
The Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah features the best of the region’s art, history and anthropology. Exhibits in the museum range in subject matter from Native American culture and Northern California coast history to the works of contemporary artists.
The primary focus of the museum is the magnificent work of Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937). She painted some of the most brilliant portraits and oil paintings of the Pomo Indians that have ever been brushed on canvas. The museum features over 30,000 related objects, including historical photographs and Pomo Indian artifacts. The building sits on a beautiful four-acre park with shaded picnic areas and a basket garden that grows all of the materials that the Pomo Indians used in their basket making.
Also located on the grounds is the Sun House, originally designed by Grace Hudson and her husband. It is still furnished with their unique collection of furnishings and décor. Guided tours are offered and begin at the museum. 431 S. Main Street, Ukiah. For more information, call (707) 467-2836 or go to www.gracehudsonmuseum.org.
Mendocino County is home to more artists per capita than any other county in the nation. Be sure to check out the local talent in the Historic Downtown art galleries. Also don’t miss visiting the Corner Gallery which features a variety of community art exhibits, art classes and musical events. The Corner Gallery showcases works of twenty-two local artists. An intriguing mix of artistic expression from jewelry to wall hangings, small sculptures to large paintings and many one-of-a-kind gift ideas. For more information, call (707) 462-1400 or go to www.artcenterukiah.org.