Discover Chess | Upcoming Programs and much more...
Discover Chess | Upcoming Programs and much more...


June 2023

In This Issue:
Discover Chess 
Upcoming Programs
Updates to the Board of Trustees

Loïe's, the Museum Café enjoys Soft Opening
June 1 thru June 28, 2023
Make your own chess piece inspired by the chess collection
Come view a myriad of chess sets from our permanent collection. Our exhibit features about 90 sets from the total collection of more than 350 sets. These chess sculptures in miniature represent the many countries, cultures, and periods in which the game has been played. Maryhill's permanent display of chess sets started with a highly popular exhibition in 1957, curated by the museum’s then director, Clifford Dolph.

In 2016 a re-installation of the museum’s sets offers a historical global overview of chess, anecdotes, stories about the game, and more than eighty of the museum’s unique chess sets and chess-related works of art. 
This June, Maryhill encourages you to tap into your creative side: play on boards of various sizes and use the provided materials in the M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust Education Center to make a chess piece to take home!
Free with admission
Saturday, June 24 | 4:00 p.m.
Family Program: Starry Night at the Museum
Last call for this exciting family program! Camp out on Maryhill’s expansive lawn with storyteller extraordinaire Will Hornyak, while Troy Carpenter of the Goldendale Observatory explains what you might see. The amazing Rose City Astronomers will 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 a tent or RV site is June 21, 2023.
Saturday, June 24 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Workshop: Laurel Bushman

Before you get comfortable with your camping gear out on the lawn for the Starry Night magic, follow an insightful afternoon workshop with Laurel Bushman; exploring painting nocturnes inspired by Hubble Space Telescope images.

Registration required, $12 supply fee, $60 nonmembers, $50 members.  Total cost including supplies is $72 and $62.
July 1 - 17, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
2023 Summer Art Institute 
Explore art history through science from the chemical composition of art materials to the breakthroughs of science represented in art. During this five-day intensive workshop, we will explore art history through science from the chemical composition of art materials to the breakthroughs of science represented in art. You’ll leave this workshop with the skills and confidence to incorporate art making and science. Sorcha Meek Paul, Curator of Education, will be co-presenting the Institute with Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director, as lead instructor. Clock hours and Professional Hours are available. STEM and STEAM Certificates can also be issued. Credit available through Antioch University for additional cost. Additional information on this exciting 2023 Summer Art Institute can be found here.
Registration required,  $270 nonmembers, $250 members. 3-Credit hours are available for $150 from Continuing Education, Antioch University, Seattle, the first day of class.
Maryhill welcomes new Trustees to the Board
The Annual Meeting on Members Day, May 20th, saw revisions to the museum's Board of Trustees. Four new Candidates were elected to the Board: Matthew Johnson of Portland, OR, Jan Meyer of Hood River, OR, Juris Sarins of White Salmon, WA and Karla Wenzel of Lyle, WA. Meanwhile, Laura Fallon-Burns, Karel Moersfelder, Carolyn Hubber, Jamisen Grabenhorst and Karen Schmirler retired. Former Board Member Sorcha Meek Paul stepped down when accepting the role of Curator of Education at the museum in March 2023.

Maryhill’s all-volunteer Board of Trustees helps guide strategic planning, financial oversight, and management. It is instrumental in ensuring a dynamic and vital future for the museum. Trustees also serve on committees devoted to collections, marketing, education, finance, grounds, audit, governance, fundraising and membership, executive and such ad-hoc committees as necessary. Maryhill Museum of Art, a membership organization, elects a revolving Board of Trustees at its Annual Meeting. Pursuant to the Bylaws, the Board may comprise no less than nine and no more than 25 members, with a majority residing in the State of Washington. If you or someone you know might be interested in a position on the museum’s Board of Trustees, email with your name, the name of the person you are nominating and contact information.

Saturdays & Sundays in June |  11 a.m. to  4 p.m.
Loïe's, the Museum Café enjoys Soft Opening
Maryhill is excited to announce the soft opening of Loïe's, the Museum Café starting June 10th. Loïe's will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a last call at 3:30 p.m. John Dunlap, the Museum's Operations and Project Manager, aims to work towards a full re-opening by July.
Loïe's menu features vegetarian, meat and fish sandwiches, as well as fresh salads, mouth watering soups and a children's menu. Moreover, the stunning views of the Columbia River and Columbia River Gorge from the café's terrace inspire journaling and socializing with other visitors while reflecting on the Museum's unique and diverse exhibitions. We encourage all weekend visitors to relax at Loïe's. 
Images top to bottom: 1-2. Children and teens enjoy the giant community chess board set up at the entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing. Images by Sorcha Meek Paul, Curator of Education. 3. A young star afficionado gazes through a telescope at an earlier edition of Starry Night at the Museum. 4. Laurel Bushman (San Francisco, CA) Carina, acrylic, 20" x 20" x 0.75"; Private Collection. 5. Paint brushes. 6. The Board of Trustees at the Annual meeting on May 20, 2023, Image by Steve Grafe, Curator of Art. 7. Jan Meyer. 8. Juris Sarins. 8. Matthew Johnson. 9. The outside terrace of  Loïe's, the Museum Café some years ago. 10. The outside terrace of  Loïe's, the Museum Café. Image by Miriam Sluis, Communications Officer. 
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