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Previous Exhibits

Instinct Extinct

Saturday, August 20, 2016–Sunday, November 27, 2016

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This multi-disciplinary contemporary art exhibit explores and celebrates the biology, beauty and bounty of the Pacific Flyway–the major north-south path for migratory birds from the Alaskan Arctic to South America. Focused particularly on the Flyway within California, the art installation by Sacramento-area artists Valerie Constantino, Glenda Drew and Ann Savageau is supplemented at the Grace Hudson Museum with bird specimens from the Lake Sonoma Visitors Center and the Hopland Research and Extension Center, and with bird-related pieces by the Museum's namesake artist, Grace Hudson.

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(Left) Ducks and Hunters Box
Feather Print Wall
(Below) Wing Bone Box

All by Valerie Constantino,
Glenda Drew and Ann Savageau

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(Left) Instinct Extinct installed at the Grace Hudson Museum

Instinct Extinct
is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy,
funded by The James Irvine Foundation, and curated by Valerie Constantino, Glenda Drew and Ann Savageau. Local funding provided by Amy Neel and the Neel Family Foundation and the Sun House Guild.

She Sang Me a Good Luck Song:

The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar

Saturday, April 30, 2016–Sunday, July 31, 2016

img headdress maidu dancerFilled with stunning photographs that revealed the richness and vibrancy of contemporary Native Californian cultures, this traveling exhibit featured the work of Dugan Aguilar (Mountain Maidu/Washoe/Pit River/Walker River Paiute). From basket makers and dancers to military veterans and motorcyclists, his images provided an intimate look at the lives of current day California Indians. At the Grace Hudson Museum, Aguilar's photos were supplemented with Native objects and regalia. She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar is a partnership with Exhibit Envoy, Heyday Books, and the Native Fund, curated by Theresa Harlan and Dugan Aguilar.

(Above) Headdress, Maidu Dancer, c. 2004

(Below Left) Cousin Fred, Truckee, 1982; (Below Right) Maidu Singers, Bear Dance, 2009

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(Left) She Sang Me a
Good Luck Song
in the Main Gallery

(Right) Mimi Mullen (Maidu),
Grand Marshal, Greenville Gold Digger Days Parade
, 1997

In the Construction Zone

Mendocino County Assemblage Art
Saturday, January 30, 2016–Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spencer Brewer, Larry Fuente, Joan Giannecchini, Esther Siegel,
Susan Spencer, Denver Tuttle, and Michael Wilson

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As the Grace Hudson Museum neared completion on several major interior and exterior remodelng projects, we celebrated construction with this group show featuring the fascinating assemblage and constructed work of seven local artists. Using an astonishing array of materials to create art that ranged from "three-dimensional collage" to optical illusion, the artists incorporated puns, analytical thinking, storytelling, and political statement to create thought-provoking and visually dazzling works.

(Left): Mona Looza, Larry Fuente

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Opening night reception: Back row (l to r): Artists
Spencer Brewer and Susan Spencer, Curator Karen Holmes, Artists Denver Tuttle and Larry Fuente.
Front row (l to r): Artists Esther Siegel and Larry Wilson. Not pictured: Artist Joan Giannecchini.

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