Current Exhibitions

Youth Arts Festival- Celebrating Humboldt County Youth in Visual and Performing Arts

March 2 to April 14

The Morris Graves Museum of Art in partnership with the Humboldt County Office of Education proudly presents the Youth Arts Festival; a celebration of student creativity in visual, media, and performing arts. This exhibition features various styles of visual artworks in both traditional and communication media created by Humboldt County preK-12 students in their public and charter classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year. The exhibition highlights the promise of equity and access in quality arts education for all students preK-12, in every school, every day, made real by Humboldt County’s Arts Education Plan.  The festival itself is the living portfolio, where all who attend may see for themselves the inspiration and creativity inherent in all of Humboldt County’s Youth. We welcome students, parents, teachers, artists and community members to see, hear, and feel what has been taught and experienced in so many classrooms across Humboldt. Become the beneficiary as you stand in wonder at what our children are capable of; the enormity of their creative dreams becomes immediate and evident, viewed in the context of a historical museum. Join us in this annual culminating event that celebrates the creative power of all students of Humboldt County!

Nicole Havekost: Massed

February 23 to April 21

Nicole Havekost’s exhibition includes works from her Sewing and Cooking Doll series.  This body of work was begun when her son was small and she was finding her way as a new mother.  Since, the sewing pattern paper of the dolls surface has inspired new works exploring the body in a group of embroidered works and stitched three-dimensional forms. 

Nicole Havekost is an artist living in Rochester, Minnesota.  Her own work is varied in media and technique, but linked by her interest in material and process. Her work has a delicate and feminine quality, but one that is driven by her particular obsessions.  Nicole is a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient and a 2018 Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council Advancing Artist Grant recipient.  Additionally, Nicole was a finalist for the 2016 Jerome Emerging Artist fellowship and was a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has recently exhibited work in  California, Rhode Island and Texas as well as Tasmania, Australia.  Nicole earned her BFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of New Mexico. 

The Sculpture of Dan McCauley

December 1 to August 25

Artist and welder Daniel McCauley of Dan’s Custom Metals learned the art form and technique of welding as a child in his grandfather’s machine shop. “I was always up there and got interested because I could take raw materials and make something,” McCauley says.

McCauley’s scrap art is created with material he finds in scrap yards. The artist’s work is nothing if not sustainable. Turning objects that would otherwise end up in a landfill into things the community can gather around and enjoy is the essence of recycling. He also mimics nature’s art, as he builds realistic and life sized mountain lions and bears. McCauley also hopes by sharing his work he can encourage other people who dream of doing art to embrace their hopes and work to see their own pieces in the public eye.

From the HAC Permanent Collection: Morris Graves, Glenn Berry, Bruno Groth, Melvin Schuler & Romano Gabriel

January 1

“Selections from the Permanent Collection” features highlights from the HAC's superb holdings of North Coast fine art from the twentieth century. It incorporates a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, decorative and folk arts. Though the exhibition is ongoing, the installation is updated regularly. Please call ahead for details on current exhibitions. 707-442-0278


Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Fax 707.442.2040

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$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.

Thank You Museum Sponsors

•Schmidbauer Lumber Company
•Living Education & Arts Foundation
•Philip & Sally Arnot
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