Members Day | Upcoming Programs and more...
Members Day | Upcoming Programs and more...


May 2023

In This Issue:
Members Day at the Museum
Special admissions 

Upcoming programs
PNW Plein Air in the Columbia Gorge a great success

Introducing the Museum's new Operations & Project Manager
Saturday, May 20 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Members Day featuring Liz Hunter

Calling all Members! Join us for Members Day. Come early and view 2023 exhibitions, including the Pacific Northwest Plein Air at the Columbia River Gorge. Attend the annual meeting of the membership to learn what's new and participate in special programs just for members! End the day with ice cream treats and great conversations with Staff and the Board of Trustees.
Annual Meeting of the Membership ~ 1 to 2 p.m. in the Indigenous Peoples Gallery
Elizabeth Ives Hunter talks about R.H. Ives Gammell and his The Hound of Heaven series ~ 2 to 3 p.m. in the Upper Level Changing Exhibitions Gallery. Liz Hunter is the former Executive Director of Cape Cod Museum of Art (2003 – 2012) and co-author of Transcending Vision: R.H. Ives Gammell, 1893–1981 (2001). Gammell was Hunter’s godfather, her father was Gammell's studio assistant, and her late husband, Robert Douglas Hunter, was one of Gammell's students.
Tour the Collections ~ 3 to 4 p.m. Join Curator of Art, Steve Grafe, in the George E. Muehleck, Jr. Gallery of International Chess Sets for an inside look at the museum's collections. Join on the half hour. 
Engage in an Art Discussion á la Slow Art Day ~ 3 to 4 p.m. Noctures  exhibition, Entry Level Changing Exhibitions Gallery. Explore a painting or two in the Noctures exhibition with Curator of Education, Sorcha Meek Paul. Feel free to join at any time during the hour. 
Enjoy ice cream with Staff and the Board of Trustees ~ 4 to 5 p.m. on the Bischop Family Terrace outside Loïe's, the Museum Café.
 Not yet a Member? Join here!
Maryhill welcomes special groups with free admission
Maryhill now offers a number of special admissions programs offering discounted or free admission. These include the Blue Star Museum program, 2023 Columbia Gorge Museum Passes, Ft. Vancouver Library Passes, The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program, American Alliance of Museum MembersMaryhill Museum of Art welcomes Indigenous people into the museum and provides complimentary admission. 
May 13 & May 14 | 10:00 a.m. - noon
Community Event @ the historic Maryhill Loops Road
The historic Maryhill Loops Road opens to the driving public on May 13 and May 14 for all to drive up and down. Volunteers will be at the entrance to assist and share information. 
Maryhill's Loops Road was originally constructed by the museum's founder Samuel Hill as an experimental road to test grades and surfaces best suited to auto-travel. The road opened in 1912 and its creation inspired the Oregon Legislature to create the scenic Columbia River Highway. Find more information about the road and Hill’s interest in road development here.
Saturday, June 24 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Nocture Workshop: Laurel Bushman
Artist Laurel Bushman will lead an afternoon workshop exploration of painting nocturnes in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. The nocturne paintings, using acryclic media, are inspired by images and other photographs generated by the Hubble telescope. 
Registration required. $12 supply fee, $60 nonmembers, $50 members.  Total cost including supplies is $72 and $62.
Saturday, June 24 | 4:00 p.m. - late
Family Program: Starry Night at the Museum
Camp out on Maryhill’s beautiful lawn with storyteller extraordinaire Will Hornyak while the amazing Rose City Astronomers set up telescopes to view deeply into the universe. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. The Museum will remain open until 7 p.m.
Cost for Tent or RV Campsite$80 nonmembers | $70 members. Includes a campsite on the lawn at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member of your party. Tent and RV sites accommodate one tent or RV. Campers provide their own tents and camping gear. No cooking fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Reservations are strongly required. Deadline to register for tent or RV site is June 21, 2023.
Thru May 29, 2023
2023 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge on display
The 2023 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge paint-out began in Hood River on the morning of Monday, April 24. For four days, 40 artists had near perfect weather as they painted along the entire length of the Gorge from Troutdale to John Day Dam.
When the resulting exhibition opened in the museum's M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center on Sunday, April 30, it included 200 works. The show remains on view through Monday, May 29. A percentage of sales support the museum's exhibitions and programs.
The 2023 Museum Purchase Award winner was Aimee Erickson’s The View from Itchy Vista (oil, 12” x 24”), depicted above. It shows Greenleaf Peak and Stevenson, WA, as seen from Cascade Locks, OR.

New Operations and Project Manager at the Museum
John Dunlap recently joined Maryhill in the the position of Operations and Project Manager. John hails from Dallesport, WA. His work experience ranges from naval aviation operations and maintenance, to corporate logistics, to co-founding a small BBQ food-truck startup.
John brings to the Maryhill Museum of Art experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, contract management, document control and cost and risk mitigation. He currently produces weekly financials for the food truck business, including profit and loss statements and balance sheets. John's responsibilities as an aviation maintenance manager included directing multiple workshops and supervising evolving operational commitments in the carrier aviation environment. He has supervised large and small groups in the professional and volunteer arenas and has current experience in food service and event planning. John has a BS in Management from Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, with a Certificate in Applied Finance & Economics and a Minor in Shakespeare Studies.
Maryhill welcomes John and is delighted to announce that our Museum Café, Loïe's, is in the process of re-opening after an hiatrus due to staff shortage. 
Images top to bottom: 1. I was heavy with the even, When she lit her glimmering tapers, Round the day’s dead sanctities, Panel XIII from A Pictorial Sequence by R.H. Ives Gammell Based on “The Hound of Heaven, 1941–1956, oil on board, 79” x 31”; Gift of the R.H. Ives Gammell Studios Trust, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art, 2000.14.14. 2.  Blue Star Museum Programs advertising image. 3. Balsam Root and Lupine on the grounds at Maryhill. Image by Steve Grafe, Curator of Art. 4. Historic Maryhill Loops Road ca. 1930. 4. Laurel Bushman (San Francisco, CA), Carina. acrylic, 20" x 20" x .0.75"; Private collection.  5. Night at the Museum advertising image  6. Aimee Erickson (Portland, OR), The View from Itchy Vista, oil, 12” x 24”; Museum purchase, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art. 7. Operations & Project Manager, John Dunlap, in the soon to re-open Loïe's Museum Café. 8. Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Eve, 1881, plaster, 69” x 18” x 20”; Gift of Samuel Hill, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art, 1938.13.1
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