There's still time to visit us this fall!
There's still time to visit us this fall!
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September 2020


MUSEUM OPENS September 18 with Limited Days & Hours
We excited to be able to open to the public, starting Friday, September 18. The museum will be open on a limited basis. Hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday ONLY from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Timed-entry tickets are required and will be available online beginning September 14. Please visit our website for all the details on safety procedures and admissions policies. 
Please join us September 12 & 13 for a Members-Only Weekend. The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Advance reservation, timed-entry tickets are required. Members can reserve tickets for this event by emailing or calling 509-773-3733 ext. 20.  Entry is offered in 2-hour blocks at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. both days. Please state your day and time block preference in your email or phone message. 
through November 15, 2021
When she was Romania’s crown princess (1893–1914), Marie of Edinburgh (later Queen Marie of Romania) began wearing peasant-inspired clothing from the country’s eastern provinces — a fashion trend long promoted by Elisabeth of Wied, Queen of Romania, and her court. A Particular Beauty draws from Maryhill’s collection of more than 450 items of Romanian clothing and textiles. The display will include about 20 fully dressed mannequins, and numerous individual garments such as coats, vests, shirts and blouses.The exhibition will showcase a remarkable variety of Romanian embroidery techniques, mediums, and styles that have evolved through the influences of adjacent ethnic populations, resident invaders, other outsiders, and—in recent decades–urbanization. Contextual labels and photographs will tie the objects to specific villages, counties, geographical regions, and artisan workshops.

THANK YOU to our major exhibition sponsors Bill and Cathy Dickson, with support from the Romanian American Society (Portland) and the American Romanian Cultural Society (Seattle). Partners include Atlianta, Washington D.C., the American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) Seattle; the Romanian American Society (RAS) Portland; and, the Romanian Cultural Institute (CRCI) New York.
Maryhill Favorites: Art by Women Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
Orthodox Icons: The Saints and the Mother of God
Théodore Rivière: Sculpture
These amphorae were made on Cyprus during the Iron Age. Elisabetha, Queen Consort of the Hellenes, gave these and eight other ancient Cypriot vessels, to the fledgling Maryhill Museum of Art in 1926. The gift also included a group of 18 terra cotta Greek figurines (Tanagra figures). Both of these amphorae at least 2,600 years old and they date to roughly 950–600 BCE. The amphora on the left is 24” x 17” and the one on the right is 19”x 12½”.

Elisabetha of Romania (1894–1956) was the second child of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie. She married Crown Prince George of Greece in 1921 and became Queen Consort when he ascended to the throne in 1922. King George went into exile in 1923 and was deposed in 1924. The couple began their exile in Romania and he ultimately relocated to the UK. King George was restored to the Greek throne in 1935 but Elisabetha remained in Romania and the couple divorced that same year. Elisabetha subsequently served as First Lady, first for her brother, King Carol II, and then for her nephew, King Michael I. After 1944, Elisabetha established close ties to the Romanian Communist Party, and this caused some to call her the “Red Aunt.” Her communist links did not, however, prevent her from being exiled in 1947, along with the other members of the royal family. She then moved to Switzerland and ultimately to Cannes, on the French Riviera.

Not able to visit this fall? Visit our website to explore exhibitions from home, including Teachers as Artists: Women of Influence and The Influence of Womenor take a closer look at some of Maryhill's chess sets, including those designed just for play, whimsical and keepsake versions, one-of-a-kind artist-designed sets inspired by endless subjects and ideas. Click here to explore!
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Images above: Man’s coat from Gorj (southwest Romania), early 20th century, 42¼” long; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art | Romanian Newlyweds from Vâlcea or Oltenia, photo from Les 32 Mariages Roumains, 1893, 5⅝” x 3¾”; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art | Katja Oxman (American [b. Germany], b. 1942), Most Practiced Distance, 1990, color etching, 32” x 24”; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art | Unknown Greek artist, Icon of the Three Holy Hierarchs (St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom), 1924, tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on board, 16⅜” x 12”; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art.
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