William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park

groundsMaryhill’s gardens are an oasis of green within the stark, dry landscape of the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. Although never fully realized, Sam Hill’s early plans for Maryhill included formal gardens in the European style.

Today the museum is surrounded by several expansive lawns, shade trees and picnic areas, and the William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park, where visitors can enjoy installation of large-scale outdoor sculpture from the museum’s permanent collection.

Jeffery Weitzel (Eugene, OR), The Grace Blue, 2001, bronze, 60" x 24" x 20". Gift of the Arthur G. Dunn Guild, 2002.14.001.

Jeffery Weitzel (Eugene, OR), The Grace Blue, 2001, bronze, 60″ x 24″ x 20″. Gift of the Arthur G. Dunn Guild, 2002.14.001.

Sculpture on the museum’s grounds includes work by Mel Katz, Matt Cartwright, Leon Wright, Devin Laurence Field, Julian Voss-Andreae, Ken Hall, Tom Herrera, Alisa Looney, Jill Torberson, Don Wilson, and Jeffery Weitzel, and a site-specific work by noted architect Brad Cloepfil.

Access to the sculpture park is free.

Matt Cartwright (Portland, Ore.), Malabar Bombax, 2009, powder-coated steel. Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art. Gift of Stephen, Laura, Christina & Fairley Muehleck, Yakima, Washington, 2010.12.001.