They Came to Washington:
The First Ambassadors
Saturday, December 10, 2016–Sunday, March 12, 2017
Originated by the Museum of the American Indian in Novato, California, this striking exhibit features rare lithographic portraits and fascinating life stories of distinguished Native American leaders who came to Washington, D.C. to negotiate for tribal rights in the early 19th century. The lithographs were based on original paintings by Charles Bird King (1785-1862), and commissioned by Thomas McKenney, the U.S. Superintendent of Indian Trade from 1824-1830. Examples of Grace Hudson's seldom-seen Pawnee Indian (Oklahoma Territory) portraits will also be on display.
The Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House
Come enjoy regional art and culture in the context of an extraordinary family.
The Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House in Ukiah, California, is an art, history and anthropology museum and historic home focusing on the lifeworks of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson (1857-1936). Changing interdisciplinary exhibitions and public programs highlight Western American art, California Indian cultures, histories of the diverse North Coast region of California, and the work of contemporary regional artists.