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Museum Re-Opening Timeline

Dear Members & Friends,
As you may know, Washington State just announced that all phasing is paused for the immediate future; thus, we have no definitive date for opening. Like you, we are doing our best to stay safe and stop the spread of Covid-19 which, at the moment, means remaining closed and practicing social distancing.
In the meantime, our staff is brainstorming about how we can bring a bit of Maryhill to you. Recent programs, including our book talk with Steve Wiegand was a huge success, as were the hands-on art workshops for the Exquisitely Connected Project. We miss all of our visitors and we are hopeful we'll get through this difficult time.
Colleen Schafroth
Executive Director

Video Salute to WWII Veterans
We are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII with a video tribute to veterans who served. Our intention was to present a program at Stonehenge Memorial and the Klickitat County Veterans Memorial on August 15, but due to the pandemic, we have created a video that can be shared far and wide. 
The video was created in collaboration with numerous groups throughout the county and region, and will feature a presentation of the colors by American Legion Post 116 Honor Guard, a flyover with the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM), a three volley salute, a bugler playing taps, the recitation of names on the Klickitat County Veterans Memorial and a special keynote address by Caroline Yamazaki Roberts, daughter of WWII veteran and White Salmon resident Dr. James Yamazaki. The video will also include recognition of several living WWII veterans from the region, including Donald Bryan, Edward Weddle, Harold Bickel, Harry Wilson, Robert Johnson, Julius Courtney, and Hiram "Jack" Mulrony.
Bookmark this page and check back August 15 to watch the video.
Re-Play of Book Event with Steve Wiegand
If you missed the online talk with Steve Wiegand, author of the new book The Dancer, The Dreamers and the Queen of Romania, you can now catch it on a replay!
This engaging book tells the story of Maryhill’s improbable beginnings and its intersection with some of the quirkiest personalities of the 20th century; hear Steve talk about how he found Maryhill, fell under its spell, and subsequently came to write the book.

If you'd like to order a copy of the book, contact the Museum Store at 509-773-3733 ext. 33 or email museumstore@maryhillmuseum.org. Books are $33 + $3 shipping & handling.
To access the replay, click the button below.
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Collections Corner: Plein Air Painting
We are are missing our plein air painters this summer! Sadly the 2020 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge was postponed to 2021, but over on our Facebook page, curator Steve Grafe has been highlighting some of the artists who have participated in past years.
The painting above, Klikitat Gorge, was painted by Erik Sandgren (American, b. 1952) in July 2019, during the plein air event. It is acrylic on panel and 24” x 12”.
Sandgren was born in Corvallis, Oregon, where his father, artist Nelson Sandgren, lived and taught at Oregon State University. Erik studied at Yale University (BA 1975) and Cornell University (MFA 1977). He served as a one-man art department at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington, from 1989–2018, and during sabbaticals, he taught and was artist-in-residence in England, France, and elsewhere. Sandgren has created numerous public art projects, among them a 4,000-square-foot mural of Oregon landscapes—completed with his father—in the Eugene/Springfield Airport (1989); a 75-foot-long mural for the Port of Grays Harbor’s Commission Room that commemorates a century of marine commerce; and the 78-foot-long Nirvana and Aberdeen in downtown Aberdeen (2014).

This work is currently on display in the museum's Recent Acquisitions Gallery.
We look forward to welcoming all of the artists who were slated to take part in the plein air event this year in 2021. You can see the full list here.
Online Exhibitions
Explore our online exhibitions Teachers as Artists: Women of Influence and The Influence of Women, or 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!
Other Ways to Enjoy Maryhill From Home
Explore highlights from Maryhill’s collections online at Google Arts & Culture or on our website. We also offer lesson plans for hands-on art, and videos.
Enjoy a video preview of the exhibition A Particular Beauty: Romanian Folk Clothing.
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Images Above: Columbia Gorge area veterans, Dr. James Yamazaki (left) and Donald Bryan (right), in their WWII uniforms, along with a photo of Julius Courtney and a fellow navy sailor at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Erik Sandgren (American, b. 1952), Klikitat Gorge, 2019, acrylic on panel, 24” x 12”; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art; France, Régence-Pattern Chess Set and Board,19th–20th century, glazed ceramic (faience); Gift of Dr. & Mrs. George A. Dean, 1979.1.1.
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