Maryhill Opens March 15 - Plan Your Visit Now!
Maryhill Opens March 15 - Plan Your Visit Now!


March 2022

We open our doors for the season on March 15, 2022 and are thrilled to present three new special exhibitions and a full calendar of educational programs. 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 to include more than 60 works by regional artists such as Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama), and Joe Feddersen (Okanagan and Arrow Lakes). Diné (Navajo) artists Shonto Begay, Marwin Begaye, and Will Wilson are also represented in the collection, as are Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) and Merlin Little Thunder (Southern Cheyenne). Northwest/ Southwest draws on this work, and select public and private collections, to present an overview of some of 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
Turquoise has been known for centuries in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and throughout the ancient world. In the Western Hemisphere, the Aztecs utilized quantities of it, and, in the American Southwest, Indigenous peoples have worked with turquoise for more than a millennium. In the late 19th century, Diné (Navajo) and Pueblo artists combined turquoise stones with silver settings, establishing a tradition that is now synonymous with Southwestern artistic expression. Maryhill’s 2022 exhibition of silver and turquoise jewelry features late 20th-century examples drawn from private collections.
Ornithology: Avian Imagery from the Permanent Collection
March 15 - November 15, 2022
Ornithology is the scientific field dedicated to the study of birds. Birds are also a popular subject for artists — especially printmakers. In 2022, the museum’s Maryhill Favorites Gallery is dedicated to works on paper showcasing avian subjects. Featured artists include Katja Oxman, Betty LaDuke, Arthur Higgins (pictured above), and Dyann Alkire.
Thursday, March 24 | 5:3o p.m. - VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Exquisitely Connected Workshop
Artist Molly Johnson guides us in creating an artwork for the collaborative Exquisitely Connected Project. All you need are a few basic art supplies and your imagination! FREE; advance registration required. CLICK TO REGISTER

Saturday, April 9 | 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. - VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Slow Art Day
Join us for a free-flowing conversation that invites contemplation and will enhance the joys of looking and loving art. FREE for members; $5 non-members. Advance registration required. CLICK TO REGISTER for 11 a.m. 


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

Explore fiber arts during programs led by artists who are part of The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts.

Saturday, March 19 | 11 a.m.
Spring Equinox Stitch Meditation with Carolyn Hazel Drake
Explore simple stitch techniques as a meditation on finding equanimity as the seasons change. Register by March 9 to receive a free project kit. You can still register after March 9, if space is available. Presented in collaboration with FVRL Goldendale Branch.

Saturday, April 2 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Learn to Weave Workshop – Taller Aprende a Tejer

Make your own cardboard loom and learn to weave with a fourth generation Master Weaver! Francisco and Laura Bautista of Bautista Weaving will show you how to make a loom from cardboard and weave your own design. This program will be bilingual and is great for beginners of all ages and families. Snacks and lunch will be provided. This program will be held at The Dalles Public Library, the main location for the Wasco County Library District. Presented in collaboration with The Dalles / Wasco County Library and The Dalles Art CenterCLICK TO REGISTER
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; Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco/Tlingit, b. 1939), Sally’s Hidden Secret, 1999, cotton and chenille yarn, beads and denim rim, 6” x 5”; Museum purchase with funds provided by Wildhorse Casino and Resort; JEWELRY IMAGES, 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), Chickadee (detail), c. 1979, woodblock print, ed.: 2/9, 12” x 11”; Donated by the Estate of Arthur Higgins, 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: Xander Griffith, Aren’t You Glad I Didn’t Say the Other Vancouver (detail), 2019, felt.
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