Visit in person or join some of our virtual programs!
Visit in person or join some of our virtual programs!


May 2021

Throughout the month of May we are saying THANK YOU to our members. Your support makes exhibitions, programs and special events possible. To show our appreciation we are offering members SPECIAL PERKS FOR MEMBERS all month long!
  • Bring a guest for free;
  • Enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea in the Café (opens on Mother's Day May 9);
  • Drive the Maryhill Loops Road on Saturday, May 15 from 11 AM to 1 PM;
  • Get an extra 5% discount in the Museum Store or online (use the code: MAY15);
  • When you visit pick up a free postcard package in the Museum Store;
  • Hear what’s new at Maryhill during the Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 15 at 1 PM;
  • Join us for the virtual program Stonehenge: Past, Present & Future on Thursday, May 20 at 6 PM (PST).
ANNUAL MEETING (virtual program)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 1 p.m. (PST)
Maryhill's annual membership meeting will be held via Zoom to conduct business and board elections. All members are invited to attend.
To register, contact Kayla Rayburn at or 509 773-3733 x 20, who will provide the information to join the meeting by Zoom.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Take a spin along one of the first modern roads in the Northwest. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and road’s eight hairpin curves. Free on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located just east of US 97 off State Route 14.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 6 p.m. (PST)
Maryhill’s Stonehenge Memorial was recently nominated to the National Register of Historic Places; learn more about the monument’s fascinating origins, its construction and ongoing conservation efforts in a conversation with preservation planners and conservators from Architectural Resources Group. ARG previously completed repairs to the historic exterior of Maryhill Museum of Art and is a leader in the field of preservation design, having worked on some of the West Coast’s most iconic buildings and sites.
During this virtual program, you will hear from ARG preservation planners Matt Davis and Caity Ewers, who will share information related to the National Register nomination, and from Maya Foty and Candace Naste, who will talk about the conservation needs and efforts to be undertaken at Stonehenge Memorial.

Cost: FREE; advance registration required.
SUMMER ART INSTITUTE: (on-site program)
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. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

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
It's hard to believe that it's been almost two years since we hosted the Exquisite Gorge Project, a collaborative printmaking effort that featured 11 artists working with communities along a 220-mile stretch of the Columbia River. The artists' woodblock carvings were combined to make a massive 66-foot steamrolled print. When artists and the public gathered at Maryhill for the steamroller event, the excitement and anticipation was palpable as the final image revealed itself — eleven segments combining to create a multifaceted depiction of the Columbia River.
If you missed it the first time around, you can see the large-scale print in Maryhilll’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center through May 31, 2021 as part of the exhibition Exquisite Gorge Project Revisited.
You can also order a copy of the book here. It features all of the prints, artist statements, and a poem by Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, who  commemorated the day in verse. 
It's a wonderful reminder of how art can build community! Watch a video about the project here.
Explore our special exhibitions, on view through November 15, 2021!
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

Steve Grafe, Maryhill’s Curator of Art, recently presented a virtual program about Théâtre de la Mode in collaboration with the Fort Walla Walla Museum. He talked about the impetus behind the Théâtre de la Mode and how, after the Nazi occupation, the French fashion industry devised a plan to inform the world that Paris couture was alive and well. If you missed this wonderful program, you can watch it now by clicking through on the link below. 
Theatre de la Mode Program
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. 
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Illustration for Connections - Teachers as ArtistsMary Rowland, Generations, Connecting through FaceTime (detail), Casein on wood, 24.5” x 16.5”
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