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April 2022

Our 2022 Season is underway and we're so excited to have visitors back at Maryhill. Join us this spring for engaging exhibitions and education programs -- from poetry to the stars -- we've got something to inspire you! Read on for all the details!
Northwest / Southwest: Indigenous Art After 1980
March 15 - November 15, 2022
In the last decade, Maryhill’s collection of contemporary Indigenous art has expanded tremendously! Northwest / Southwest highlights some of these works and explores the diverse expressions that have been produced in the Indigenous community during the last four decades.
Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry: Silver, Turquoise, Coral, and Shell
March 15 - November 15, 2022
In the American Southwest, Indigenous peoples have worked with turquoise for more than a millennium, combining these beautiful stones with silver settings and establishing a tradition that is now synonymous with Southwestern artistic expression. This exhibition features late 20th-century examples drawn from private collections.
Ornithology: Avian Imagery from the Permanent Collection
March 15 - November 15, 2022
Birds are a popular subject for artists and in 2022 the Maryhill Favorites Gallery is dedicated to works on paper showcasing avian subjects. Featured artists include Katja Oxman, Betty LaDuke, Arthur Higgins, and Dyann Alkire.
Saturday, April 28 | 2 p.m. - VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Poem in Your Pocket - Ekphrastic Style!

Create a poem inspired by an object in Maryhill's collection. Program facilitated by Curator of Education, Louise Palermo. FREE for members; $5 non-members. Advance registration required. CLICK TO REGISTER
Saturday, June 25 | 4 p.m. onwards
Night at the Museum

A favorite summer tradition returns! Join us for a magical stargazing campout at Maryhill. Rose City Astronomers will provide telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky over the Columbia River Gorge (or bring one from home). Catch glimpses of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Sagittarius, Jupiter, Venus and Mars! A special group of children’s telescopes will give little ones the same incredible views.Learn about the stars during twilight conversations with Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory and storyteller Will Hornyak. The Museum will remain open until 7 p.m.

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $60 members | $70 non-members; CLICK TO REGISTER

Explore fiber arts during programs led by artists of The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts.
Saturday, April 16 | noon - 4 p.m.
Traditional Mexican Weaving Demo

Master weavers Laura and Francisco Bautista, who are featured artists in the Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts, will be at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum for a demo. Meet the artists and learn about how they make magnificent textiles using traditional methods.
Tuesday, April 19 | 7 p.m.
Make a Felted Butterfly
Join us by Zoom for an activity led by artist Xander Griffith. Kits can be checked out from the library after you register. Must register by April 15 to receive the kit. Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested.

Presented in collaboration with FVRL White Salmon Branch and White Salmon Arts Council

July 18-22, 2022| 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Art of the Natural World: Serious STEAM engagement
Explore how science and art work together to enhance understanding in the classroom. During this five-day workshop, we’ll delve deep into how students make connections between concepts, hone our observation and problem-solving skills, learn about artists, their media and practice, and use the world around us to illustrate, imagine, explore, create, and interpret the beauty of our planet. Gain skills and confidence to incorporate art making – from drawing and illustration to printmaking, sculpture and photography – into lessons on biology, zoology, botany, anatomy, physics and more.

Curator of Education, Louise Palermo will co-present the Institute with Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director as lead instructor. Guest artists include Molly Gaston Johnson, Christopher Pothier, Marjorie Williams-Smith, Duncan Berry and more.

Cost: $230 museum members / $245 non-members. Advance registration required.
Credit available through Antioch University Seattle for an additional fee. Continuing Education Clock-hours are available; scholarship available.

Questions? Call 509 773-3733 ext. 20 or email

IMAGES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Craig George (Diné [Navajo], b. 1970), Enchantment (detail), from the artist’s “Bicycle Series,” 2018, giclée print; Museum purchase with funds provided by Stephen and Laura Muehleck, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art; Jewlery image, left to right: Tommy Singer (Diné [Navajo], 1940–2014), Cuff bracelet with inlay, c. 2000, silver, turquoise, and coral, 1¼” tall; Unknown Diné (Navajo) maker, c. 2000, silver, turquoise, coral, and bear claw;  Tim Beeda (Diné [Navajo]), Silver and Bisbee turquoise bracelet, c. 2000, 1½” tall; Private collection; ORNITHOLOGY EXHIBITION: Arthur W. Higgins (American, 1942-2011), Saw-Whet Owl (detail), c. 1980, woodblock print, ed.: 11/33, 14” x 11”; Gift of the Seniors of Mosier Valley, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art;  PROGRAMS: Ericka Bruno of New Jersey for the Exquisitely Connected Project; Robert Douglas Hunter (American, 1928-2014) The Little Leaguer (detail), 1956, Oil on canvas, 27½" x 19½"; Museum Purchase, Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art; THE EXQUISITE GORGE PROJECT II: Feltwork by Xander Griffith.
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