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MAY 2019

Summer is finally here and Maryhill Museum of Art is hopping! Plan a daytrip to see our new special exhibitions or enjoy one of our many educational programs. To help plan your visit, check out our new website, with enhanced mobile features and a handy calendar.  Visiting from out of town? Check out the full page of resources we've put together with information about all the fun things to do near Maryhill.

Storytime at Maryhill
Thursday, June 6 & 20 | 10:30 a.m.
Program repeats July 11 & 18, August 1 & 8

Gather your little ones and enjoy stories in the galleries. Librarians carefully choose books to read next to the amazing works of art to which they connect! After having fun with books and art, your family will work together on an art project that is a perfect connection to your day.

This program is free to participants with a library card from either system. Bring a picnic and run through our sculpture garden enjoying the views of the Columbia River Gorge when you are finished and be
sure to explore THE DISCOVER ROOM too!

Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.
Father's Day at Maryhill
Sunday, June 16 | all day

It’s Dad’s day at Maryhill…explore our exhibition of chess sets from around the globe, our Indigenous Peoples of North America Galleries or Sam Hill’s legacy in the Northwest — there’s sure to be something to tickle his fancy! All dads get free admission on Father’s Day and a free Freebridge beer or drink of choice with a lunch order at Loïe’s: The Museum Café. 
Free Counties Weekend
Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16 | all day

For nearly two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On June 15 & 16, 2019 residents from the following counties are granted free admission upon presentation of an I.D. with address:

Oregon — Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties

Washington — Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Garfield, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Kittitas, Mason, Lincoln, Pierce, Pend Oreille, Okanogan, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Whitman, and Yakima Counties
Don't see your county listed? Click here for information on Free County weekends in July and August.
Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, June 29 | 6 p.m.

Nowhere else is there a more inspiring view of the sky, mountains, hills and river - and TANGO! Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments are included. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson prior to the milonga. Group Beginning/Intermediate Lesson is at 6 p.m.; milonga runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (Private lessons are available at 5 p.m. with advance arrangement. Email Hannah Grenfell at tangowithhannah@gmail.com for more information.)

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza.

Program repeats on Saturday, July 27 and an outdoor Milonga is planned for September 14 with a live band (ticket price for the live band will be $18 members / $20 non-members).
Photo by Bill Thorness.
Goldendale Observatory Programs at Stonehenge
With the Goldendale Observatory closed for renovation, Stonehenge Memorial is the temporary venue for their sun viewing and night sky programs. And what a spectacular location it is! Solar programs start at 4 p.m. and Evening Sky programs start at 8:30 p.m. This special summer schedule is in effect Friday - Sunday.
Stonehenge Memorial is open daily from sunrise until sunset. 
Works on Paper: Drawing Reality
June 1 - July 17, 2019
This exhibtion, in the museum's M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center, examines the importance of developing drawing skills, as well as understanding drawing as a finished art form. Presented in collaboration with Aristides Atelier at Seattle’s Gage Academy
Saturday, July 20 | 3 p.m. onwards
Reserve your spot now and plan to join us for an magical overnight campout and stargazing experience at Maryhill Museum of Art! 

This family-friendly event features volunteers from Rose City Astronomers, who provide telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky, as well as children’s telescopes to give little ones the same incredible views. The night includes a twilight conversation with Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory and storyteller Will Hornyak sharing a selection of star stories. Afternoon sun viewing with special filters is hosted by the Friends of Goldendale Observatory (starts at 3 p.m.). 

Visitors who wish to stargaze without camping, are also welcome. Stargazing only is FREE on the grounds of the museum.

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $50 members | $60 non-members. Includes campsite in the gardens at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member in your party. Tent and RV sites accommodate one tent or RV. Campers provide their own tents and camping gear. No cooking or fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Deadline to register for tent or RV site is July 15. Click here to register online.

From the Heart -- Storytelling & the Arts
July 22-26 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. dail
Storytelling is central to human experience – it’s how we explain and make sense of the world. This year discover the power of stories at Maryhill’s Summer Art Institute. This five-day intensive program will strengthen your knowledge of art while giving you strategies for using art as an effective mechanism for storytelling in the classroom. We will explore the art of print-making and book-making as a means to create visual stories and dip into storytelling in the performing arts. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

Cost: $195 members / $215 non-members; to register use our convenient online form.
or, call 509 773-3733 or email

Continuing Education Clock hours will be available at no additional cost through Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Three (3) credit hours will be available through Antioch University Seattle for an additional charge of $150.

Scholarship(s) are available through the Janet P. Swartz and Harriet G. Langfeldt Summer Art Institute Scholarship Fund. To learn more or apply, please email education@maryhillmuseum.org.
Make this the year you join Maryhill Museum of Art.  Your membership supports exhibitions, programs and collections – in short, cultural enrichment for the entire Gorge region.

You will enjoy unlimited free admission, invitations to special events, discounts in the Museum Store and Loie’s: The Museum Café, and much more.

Individual memberships start at just $50 a year; we also offer a young adult membership for just $35. Become a Premier Member and show your support for Maryhill, while receiving free admission to more than
1,000 participating museums in North America!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a wide array of fantastic events in 2019. Here are just a few the many programs in we have in store...
Opening Reception: West Coast Woodcut | July 13, 2019
2019 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge | August 4 - 24, 2019
Exquisite Gorge Project - Big Printing, with a Steamroller! | Saturday, August 24
Car is King Weekend | Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6
Visit our calendar of events for a full schedule with all the details!
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