Full Calendar of Events


AUGUST

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Museum Explorers: Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-6) and their families are invited to join us for stories, movement and fun, and an opportunity to explore the museum while you are here. Presented in collaboration with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, and The Dalles-Wasco County Library.  Includes free museum admission for program participants.

 

 


August 19 & 20, 2017
Free Counties

For over two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On August 19 & 20, 2017 residents from the following counties are granted free admission upon presentation of an I.D. with address.

Oregon — Clatsop, Columbia, Grant, Lincoln, Morrow, Tillamook, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill

Washington — Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Pacific, San Juan, and Wahkiakum


Monday, August 21 | 9 a.m. to noon
Solar Eclipse

For the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be witnessed from coast-to-coast in the United States. Maryhill is slightly north of the Path of Totality but will experience 97.4% coverage; Maryhill grounds and Stonehenge Memorial will be among the five viewing stations in Klickitat County, with volunteers on site and approved eye protection available to guide safe viewing of this incredible cosmic event! Presented in partnership with the City of Goldendale, Goldendale Chamber of Commerce and Goldendale Observatory State Park.


Saturday, August 26 | 2 p.m.
Lecture: Art and the Habit of Travel Sketching

Taking photographs goes hand-in-hand with travel, but have you considered keeping a travel sketch book? Join artist Rita Sabler as she shares her travel-sketching tips, inspiration, and clever tool ideas to help you capture the landscape, the cafes and parks, architecture and colorful characters encountered on your travels.

Image: Rita Sabler, Downtown Portland from the Burnside Bridge.


Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats the last Saturday of the month, March through October.


SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 10 & Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Art of Books: Preserving Your Story Through Handmade Books

During this two-day workshop, writer, artist and bookmaker Maureen Lauran will show you how to craft a beautiful handmade book to hold your treasured ideas, art, and artifacts for years to come. Bring your personal content (list provided at registration), and Lauren, who has worked at many great institutions from the Smithsonian to Maryhill, will guide you through each step of the process, from conception and design to completion.

Cost: $60 members / $75 non-members. Supplies, coffee and snacks provided; no-host lunch. To register, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25 by August 28 or email louise@maryhillmuseum.org.


Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 5 to 9 p.m.
Annual Benefit Auction

Join us for one of the most anticipated occasions of the year, Maryhill’s annual benefit auction. Bid on some of the region’s most celebrated wines, and enjoy a fabulous array of hors d’oeuvres with select wines and brews. Nab amazing auction lots, such as exclusive dinners, trips, wine and more. Join us overlooking the Columbia and under the stars for a night you won’t soon forget. All proceeds support the museum’s annual exhibitions and programs.

Cost: Tickets are $100 per person. $50 is tax-deductible. Purchase tickets online using PayPal here; or call 509.773.3733 ext. 20.


Saturday, September 23, 2017 | all day
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, whose museums offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event created by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums, including Maryhill, give free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Get yours at smithsonianmag.com/museumday


Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 2 p.m.
The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts

Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai discusses the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature, while sharing her work as a writer, commissions for both art and cultural museums, and her collaborations with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists. She’ll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist.

Seattle-based Shin Yu Pai has authored the books AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings, and Equivalence, and received grants from 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and The Awesome Foundation. She is current poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has been poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum and in 2010 became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers. Her visual work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Paterson Museum, American Jazz Museum, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and the International Print Center. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sponsored in part by Humanities Washington.


Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats the last Saturday of the month, March through October.


OCTOBER

October 10-12 & October 17-19, 2017
Fall Museum Week: Shadow Play

Area 3rd and 4th graders are immersed in a day of art with hands-on activities, gallery tours, and group discussions. This year program will feature the Oregon Shadow Theatre and their production Jack and the Dragon. Program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $3/student; teachers and chaperones are free. Transportation grants may be available. To make reservations call 509.773.3733 ext. 25 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.


October 7 & 8, 2017
Car is King Weekend

Celebrate Sam Hill’s love of roads, the automobile, and the arts during this two-day festival devoted to creativity in all its forms.

SCHEDULE – Saturday, October 7

Concours de Maryhill | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Classic car show; anyone can enter.  The day concludes with an awards presentation. Organized by Goldendale Motorsports Association. Free on museum grounds for spectators. Want to enter your car? Click here for more information.

Drive the Maryhill Loops Road | Noon to 2 p.m.
The historic Maryhill Loops Road, one of the first modern roads in the Northwest, is opened for automobiles only twice a year. This is your chance to take a spin past the beautiful scenery and through the road’s eight hairpin curves. Free on the historic Maryhill Loops Road, located just east of US 97 off of State Route 14.

Film Screening: King of Roads | 2 p.m.
King of Roads explores the rich cultural, political and economic forces that prompted the creation and restoration of the historic Columbia River Highway. The film traces the story of the highway from its very beginnings with a gang of dreamers lead by Sam Hill and road engineer Sam Lancaster – two men who lived large lives, and built and spoke poetically – and through the eyes of artists, historians and Gorge residents of the past and present. The film is directed and produced by Michael Friend and John Hardham, who will be on hand to introduce the film, answer questions and sign the accompanying coffee-table book.

SCHEDULE – Sunday, October 8

Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s race singly in a three-mile timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road. Free for spectators viewing the race from the Highway 97 Overlook and from designated viewpoints along the route. Organized by the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association; only their approved cars and drivers will be competing. This program is assisted by members of the Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club; Yakima Valley Sports Car Club and Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts.

MANY THANKS TO OUR Car is King Weekend Sponsors: Goldendale Motor Sports Association | Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association | Maryhill Museum of Art | Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor Club | Yakima Valley Sports Car Club


Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch)
Appraisal Clinic

Learn more about objects you love, from family heirlooms to garage sale treasures, as leading regional art dealers and appraisers donate their time and expertise in the areas of American Indian art, jewelry, fine and decorative arts. The opinions and appraisals are informal but always educational. Cost: $10.00 for the first item; $25.00 for three (includes free museum admission). Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art.


Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 6 to 9 p.m.
Tango Lesson & Dance

Discover the art and passion of tango! The evening starts with a 45-minute tango lesson at 6 p.m., followed by a milonga (tango dance party) from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced; no partner or experience required.

Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Registration preferred; but not required. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats the last Saturday of the month, March through October.


NOVEMBER

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Remember and rejoice our family members, past, present and future, while we also celebrate the end of Maryhill’s season. Join us for a slice of cake, art-making and learning about this important Mexican holiday.

 

 

 

 


November 6 – 10, 2017 | all day
Workshop: Icon Writing with Rev. Deacon Matthew Garrett

Explore the rich history and elaborate religious symbolism associated with painted icons during this hands-on workshop with Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett. Participants will paint an icon from start to finish during the workshop. Icons will be written in acrylic on board. No previous art experience is necessary.

Cost: $425 members / $450 non-members. All supplies, lunch and snacks are included, as well as free admission to the museum for the duration of the workshop.  A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due by September 6, 2017. To register call 509 773.3733 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org.

Image: Reverend Deacon Matthew Garrett.


Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
Closing Celebration

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 season at Maryhill and to LEND A HELPING HAND to food banks in Klickitat County. For every two non-perishable food items that you contribute at Maryhill on this final weekend, you will receive one free museum admission.

Members will also enjoy a double discount (20%) in the Museum Store throughout the month of November. Our way of saying THANKS! Not a member? Join today! Enjoy free admission, invitations to special events, a discounts in the museum shop and cafe, and more!


Saturday, November 11, 2017 | all day
Veterans Day at Maryhill

Maryhill salutes veterans and active military by offering free admission to both groups every Veterans Day.


Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 2 p.m.
Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Join historian Lorraine McConaghy for an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes and an opportunity to participate in a “Readers’ Theater.” We’ll read aloud together a script featuring newspaper accounts, diaries, writings, speeches, and correspondence of the era, as well as McConaghy’s extensive research focused on the war’s impact on Washington. This dramatic period – stretching from the Prohibition referendum in 1914 through Seattle’s General Strike and President Woodrow Wilson’s visit to Washington in 1919 – provides a fascinating lens into issues of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil.

Presented by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I.

 Lorraine McConaghy is a public historian who earned her PhD from the University of Washington. At the Museum of History & Industry and Washington State History Museum, her work as historian and curator has dealt with Washington at war during the Treaty War of 1855-1856, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. She has participated in working groups concerning the opportunities of commemoration, and presented lectures and workshops on readers’ theater programs at National Council on Public History, American Association for State and Local History, and the Washington Museum Association. In 2009, her readers’ theater script, Speaking Out, won the national performance award from the Oral History Association. In 2015, AASLH honored her Voices of the Civil War with a national award of merit. McConaghy’s work has been honored by the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal, the annual award of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild, and the Humanities Washington Award.


November 15, 2017
Closing Day

Last day of the 2017 Season. The museum re-opens on March 15, 2018.