The Morris Graves Museum of Art in downtown Eureka is dedicated to the arts and artists of the Pacific Northwest, including the works of its patron artist, Morris Graves. It is housed in the refurbished old Eureka Carnegie Library building, a grand structure originally completed in 1904.
The museum is home to the Humboldt Arts Council, whose Permanent Art Collection was created with the purpose of publicly displaying original works of art in Humboldt County schools to give children the opportunity to “live with art.” The artists’ visions and styles and the media they employed vary across a remarkable range, and the quality of the work is consistently top-notch. The exhibits will in turn surprise, delight, awe and inspire you, and fire your imagination.
The Morris Graves Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm.