Coming Soon

September 6 through December 28, 2014

DAYS OF GRACE
California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii
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On Saturday, September 6, a new show debuts at the Museum entitled Days of Grace: California Artist Grace Hudson in Hawaii. This landmark exhibit brings together, for the first time ever, many of the existing paintings and sketches that the Museum's namesake artist made in 1901 during a restorative stay in Hawaii. It will feature Hudson's seldom-seen portraits of Native Hawaiian and Asian women and children, plus charming landscapes and seascapes. These will be supplemented by Hawaiian artifacts Grace collected, her letters to and from family members during her sojourn, and photos she took of her surroundings.

Included will be rare works from other painters in Hawaii that Grace met while there, including Helen Whitney Kelley; Theodore Wores; Charles Furneaux; D. Howard Hitchcock; illustrator Charles Bradford Hudson (no relation to Grace or her husband, John); and Harold Meade Mott-Smith. An extensive catalog will be available in the Museum Gift Shop. This exhibit is co-curated by Karen Holmes, Grace Hudson Museum Registrar & Carpenter Family Historian, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri, Grace Hudson Museum Director.

Emma Square, Painting No. 187, Grace Hudson, 1901, 29" x 24", Oil on canvas, Collection of George Weatherston

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Punahele

Painting No. 197
Grace Hudson, 1901
8" x 5"

Oil on board
Collection of the Grace Hudson Museum


 Chinese Child Sitting
in Doorway
Painting No. 189
Grace Hudson, 1901

6" x 5"

Oil on board
Collection of the Grace Hudson Museum

 

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Left:
Grace Hudson's palette, painting diary, and painting supplies
Circa 1901
Collection of the Gr
ace Hudson Museum

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Above:
Grace Hudson in Hawaii
Photographer unknown
1901
Collection of the Grace Hudson Museum

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Left:
The Artist and His Wife, Honolulu

Harold Meade Mott-Smith
Circa 1898
24" x 18"
Oil on canvas
Courtesy Douglas Frazer Fine Art, Medina, WA


Please drop by during the installation of the new show, during regular business hours, to see our permanent exhibits on Grace Hudson's art, Pomo Indian basketry, and Hudson's fascinating family. The Sun House will be open for tours. See you soon!

 


 

sun house symbolThe 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.

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