In 1996, the Humboldt Arts Council began the Carnegie Restoration Project to save Eureka's historic building and transform it into a cultural center and regional art museum.
Opened on January 1, 2000 as the Morris Graves Museum of Art, the arts council's architectural treasure is now the crown jewel of the arts community. The building gracefully houses seven premier galleries; a young artists' academy; a performance rotunda for music, dance and the literary arts; and the administrative offices of the Humboldt Arts Council.
A favorite spot during every First Saturday Arts Alive in Eureka.
Monthly Programs $5 adults, $2 seniors/students with ID and Free to members and children under 17.
First Saturday: Mini Masters Kids Club, noon - 2 p.m. Night Arts Alive, 6-9 p.m. First Sunday: Art Talk Sundays, 2 p.m. Second Saturday: Family Arts Day, 2-4 p.m. Second Sunday: Afternoon of Dance, 2 p.m. Third Sunday: Wine and Jazz, 3-5 p.m.
Group Tours Members of the Humboldt Docent Council are available to host special tours of the facility for groups of eight or more. Call 707-442-0278 for more information.
This beautifully restored architectural treasure is available to the community to rent for special and performance events. More Info
About Morris Graves: Internationally recognized Northwest artist Morris Graves was a resident of Humboldt County from 1964 until his death in 2001. Mr. Graves was an enduring supporter of the Humboldt Arts Council and in 1999 endowed the art museum in his name. Much of his personal collection and seven of his major and minor paintings are part of the Humboldt Arts Council's permanent collection.
Located in the heart of Eureka, on the corner of Seventh & 'F' Street.