We're looking forward to seeing you this summer!
We're looking forward to seeing you this summer!


July 2021

July 19 - 23, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Our sense of self and identity is often revealed through intentional and unintentional choices, such as the clothes and hairstyles we wear, and the activities we take part in. Join us as we explore, through the arts, how cultural identity can help us better understand ourselves and others. Through reading, discussion, making art and the analysis of art, we will develop a deeper understanding of cultural identity and diversity, and how to teach our students about the multicultural landscape that surrounds us all.

The Institute is led by Maryhill Museum of Art's executive director, Colleen Schafroth, with guest presenters throughout the week, including artists Sorcha Meek and Tammi Jo Wilson. Extracurricular activities include visits to regional institutions such as The Dalles Art Center. 
Explore the full syllabus here.

Cost: $215 Maryhill Museum of Art members / $230 non-members; advance registration required.  

Three hours of credit are available through Antioch University Seattle. Continuing Education Clock hours Professional hours are available.  Scholarship(s) are available through the Janet P. Swartz and Harriet G. Langfeldt Summer Art Institute Scholarship Fund. To learn more or apply, please contact education@maryhillmuseum.org.
September 25, 2021 | 1 p.m. (PDT)
Explore the interplay between clothing and identity as seen through Maryhill Museum of Art’s varied collections. Speakers are Simona Laiu (Romanian folk clothing), Sandra Ericson (haute couture), Steve Grafe (historic Native American attire). 
Cost: FREE (virtual program)  
Simona Laiu holds an MLA from Stanford University. For the last 20 years, she has been owner of Gradina Hestiei, through which she researches, collects, restores, and promotes 19th and early-20th-century Romanian folk textiles.
Sandra Ericson is an educator who taught fashion design, pattern making, draping, and other courses at City College of San Francisco for more than 30 years. She is founder of Antiquity Press, a small publishing company for out-of-print fashion books, and co-owner of the Center for Pattern Design.
Steve Grafe is Curator of Art at Maryhill Museum of Art and a longtime student of Indigenous American art. He authored the essay about historic Columbia River Plateau dress in Vol. III (United States and Canada) of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010).
August 1 - 28, 2021
We are thrilled to have artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, gathering once again to capture the incredible light and views of the Columbia River Gorge. After four days painting en plein air, works will be displayed at Maryhill; juror Peggi Kroll Robert will award prizes to the most exceptional works and in categories such as “Best Sky,” “Best Mountain,” “Best Water,” “Maryhill Museum Award,” and a museum purchase award.
Paintings are available for purchase August 1 through August 28, 2021 in the Event Sales Gallery in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art. As work is sold and removed, other work created during the paint-out will replace it.
We are pleased to partner once again with Friends of the Columbia Gorge, to focus on joint public education efforts showcasing the connection between arts and conservation. 
Plein Air Paint Out July 26 - 29, 2021
Look for artists painting at various locations throughout the Gorge, including on the grounds of Maryhill. Follow us on instagram
@maryhillmuseum and #pnwpleinair2021 to see artists in action!
Thank you to our sponsors: Byron and Sue Henry, Laura and Steve Muehleck, and Friends of the Gorge. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring this fantastic event, please contact development@maryhillmuseum.org
A Particular Beauty: Romanian Folk Clothing
Maryhill Favorites: Art by Women Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
Orthodox Icons: The Saints and the Mother of God
PK Hoffman: Mill Creek Potter

Searching for Beauty: Artist Views Through the Lens of 2020/2021
Have you visited the Maryhill @Home page on our website? It's designed as a launching pad to explore hands-on art activities, videos, workshop recordings and more. You'll also find online exhibitions and learn more about the museum’s collections. 
Mini-Symposium Image:  Man’s coat from Gorj County (southwest Romania), early 20th century; Théâtre de la Mode mannequin with long-sleeved cocktail dress by Nina Ricci, 1946; Man’s beaded vest (Columbia River Plateau), c. 1900; Plein Air Event Image: Yong Hong Zhong (Lake Oswego, OR), Vista House at Sunset, 2019, watercolor on paper, 12”x 16”; Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art; Current Exhibitions Images: Maria Olano, Morning. May. 2020, Oil on newspaper on board;; P.K. Hoffman (American, b. 1943), Sculpted Fish Pot No. 5, 1988, raku ceramic, 13¼” tall; gallery view of the exhibition A Particular Beauty: Romanian Folk Clothing, on view through November 15.
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