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.
First Saturday Night Arts Alive, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Second Saturday Family Arts Day, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Second Sunday Afternoon of Dance, 2 p.m.
First Saturday KEET's Kids Club, noon - 2 p.m.
Wine and Jazz 3 p.m.
Please visit our website to learn about current exhibits and monthly programs and performances!
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.
Morris Graves Museum
636 F Street
Corner of 7th & F Streets
Eureka, CA 95501
- Wed. to Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID; children 17 and under free; free to museum members
- Originally the Carnegie Library, this beautifully restored building is now an art museum and art center.
- Gallery exhibits change monthly - Find out about monthly programs.
- The rotunda center is used for performances and available for private occasions.