Full Calendar of Events


APRIL

Workshop: Painting With the Masters
Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (30 min lunch)

One of the oldest methods for developing oil painting skills is to copy master artworks from museums. This process allows art students to discover the techniques Masters of the past have studied and perfected. The end result may not be a duplicate painting, but an exploration of methods.

The Dalles Art Center and Maryhill Museum of Art are partnering to give you an opportunity to explore Maryhill’s collection and choose a masterwork from the exhibition highlighting Classical Realism. Over the course of four weeks, established artist Chris Pothier will lead you through this extraordinary, time-honored tradition.

All skill levels are welcome. Classes are held in the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center at Maryhill Museum of Art.

Materials list: https://www.thedallesartcenter.org/ or email studio@cwapothier.com

Cost: $150.00; includes four free passes (for April 2018) to the Maryhill Museum of Art for further study of your work. To register call The Dalles Art Center at 541.296.4759 by March 28, 2018 (deadline for registration).


Hospitality Industry Reception at Maryhill CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 5 to 7 p.m.  

Kick of the tourism season at Maryhill as we host members of the Gorge hospitality industry – hoteliers, restaurateurs, attractions, wineries and breweries – to join us for light hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a chance to network with colleagues in the field. The event will be held in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center.

 

 


Poem in Your Pocket Day…Ekphrastic style!
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day was established by the Academy of American Poets as an annual event to bring poetry into our everyday lives. Show us a poem in YOUR pocket on April 26 and receive free museum admission. You can also share your poem during our Afternoon Open Mic (1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center). This year, visitors are invited to channel their inner bard and create an original poem inspired by artworks from the Maryhill collection. Come early and visit the galleries or explore our collections online. Or you can select an existing poem to match with a work in Maryhill’s collection. Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn is a famous example of an ekphrastic poem. Learn more and get some tips for writing ekphrastic poetry here: http://www.powerpoetry.org/actions/5-tips-writing-ekphrastic-poetry


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.


MAY

Mother’s Day at Maryhill
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Come explore Maryhill with mom. From couture attire in the Théâtre de la Mode exhibition and dreamy Art Nouveau glass to artifacts from Queen Marie’s personal collection and expansive landscapes, Maryhill’s exhibitions are full of treasures that will delight mom.  All mothers receive free admission on Mother’s Day and a free mimosa (or other choice of drink) with lunch orders at Loïe’s Café.


Members’ Appreciation Day at Maryhill
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Members make Maryhill! Come spend the day with us as we fête you!

Drive the Loops | 10 a.m. to Noon.
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.

Special Members Luncheon | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet fellow members and staff over lunch in the museum’s café. Cost:  $15 / per person.

Annual Meeting of the Membership | 1 p.m.
From collections, to scholarship, exhibitions and educational outreach, this is your chance to learn about the many wonderful things happening at Maryhill; we’ll also share some of our plans for the future. FREE with museum admission.

Tours and Behinds the Scenes | 1 to 4 p.m.
There’s much more than meets the eye at Maryhill. Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the unique facets of the museum, including the collections and our ranch operations. There will also be an opportunity to tour the galleries.

Root Beer Floats for All | 4 to 5 p.m.
Who doesn’t love a float? Sip a root beer float and take in the awesome views as you chat with fellow members and staff.


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.


JUNE

Free County Weekend
June 16 & 17, 2018

For nearly two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On June 16 & 17, 2018  residents from the following counties are granted free admission upon presentation of an I.D. with address:

Oregon —Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties

Washington — Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Garfield, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Kittitas, Mason, Lincoln, Pierce, Pend Oreille, Okanogan, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Whitman, and Yakima


Father’s Day at Maryhill
Sunday, June 17, 2018

It’s Dad’s day at Maryhill…explore our exhibition of chess sets from around the globe, our Native American Galleries or Sam Hill’s historic Columbia River Highway — there’s sure to be something to tickle his fancy!  All dads get free admission on Father’s Day and a free beer (or other choice of drink) with a lunch order at Loïe’s Café.


Workshop:  DaVinci Initiative: Classical Realism Methods    
Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ateliers are schools that train students in realism skills. They are often led by one teacher who inherited hundreds of years of collective artistic information from another atelier-trained artist. One example is Paul Ingbretson, who currently runs an atelier in Manchester, New Hampshire. He trained with R.H. Ives Gammell, who trained under William McGregor Paxton, who trained under Jean-Léon Gérôme, whose lineage goes all the way back to Jacques-Louis David. The DaVinci Initiative supports the same type of skill-based arts instruction in K-12 classrooms, with the intent of fostering creativity by providing students with a wide range of artistic tools. Using atelier-based training methods and resources, this workshop, led by artist Mandy Theis, will help teachers integrate skill-based methods into their classroom to develop artistic proficiency.

Cost:  $220 Maryhill members and members of WAEA/OAEA / $230 Non-Members. Includes coffee, refreshments, boxed lunch, all supplies, and certificate for 30 Clock Hours. Graduate credit may be earned at an additional expense through The Heritage Institute at Antioch University. To register, complete the form on this page.

Mandy Theis is a certified K-12 art teacher and Co-President of the Washington Art Education Association. She graduated from the four-year program at the Aristides Atelier in Seattle, and has also studied classical drawing at the Corry Studio of Figurative Art, Mims Studios and Ingbretson Studios. She has eight years of classroom experience, and teaches professional development workshops for art teachers and artists.


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.


JULY

Library Storytime at Maryhill with The Dalles-Wasco County Library
Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.

Little ones and their families are invited to let imaginations soar during a storytime in the museum galleries, surrounded by artwork. Meet at the museum entrance; includes free admission to the museum. Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public LIbrary and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.

 

 


Starry Night at the Museum
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us at Maryhill for a magical overnight campout and stargazing experience in one of the most majestic settings imaginable. Volunteers from Rose City Astronomers will provide telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky. Catch glimpses of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Sagittarius, and even some meteors if we are lucky! Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory will be our guest lecturer and Will Hornyak will share a selection of star stories. Arrive early in the afternoon for a festive line-up of live music in the sculpture garden. Don’t miss this fantastic, family-friendly event!  More details coming soon…

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $50 members | $60 non-members; Includes campsite in the gardens at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member in your party. Tent and RV sites accommodate one tent or RV. Campers provide their own tents and camping gear. No cooking or fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Deadline to register for tent or RV site is July 11. Visitors who wish to stargaze without camping, are welcome. Stargazing only is FREE on the grounds of the museum. To register click here.


Library Storytime at Maryhill with the Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 11 a.m.

Little ones and their families are invited to let imaginations soar during a storytime in the museum galleries, surrounded by artwork. Meet at the museum entrance; includes free admission to the museum. Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public LIbrary and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.

 

 


Free County Weekend
Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2018 

For nearly two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On July 21 & 22, 2018 residents from the following counties are granted free admission upon presentation of an I.D. with address:

Oregon Benton, Clackamas, Hood River, Jefferson, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam.  Washington Benton, Clallam, Columbia, Franklin, Island, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Walla Walla, and Whatcom.

 


Summer Art Institute: Game Changer— The Arts and Social Justice
July 23 – 27, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily

This five-day intensive program will strengthen your knowledge of art while integrating the visual arts into your lives—where you work, live and play. This year, we explore the inspiring intersection the arts and social justice specifically using art to raise critical consciousness, build community, and motivate individuals to promote social change to the world we live in. The Institute is led by Maryhill’s executive director, Colleen Schafroth, and features guest artists and presenters throughout the week. Extracurricular activities can include visits to artist’s studios and regional institutions.

Cost: $195 members / $215 non-members; to register call 509 773-3733 or email education@maryhillmuseum.org. Clock hours will be available at no additional cost.


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.


AUGUST


Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge
July 30 through August 25, 2018

Drawing on a long tradition of painting in the open air, this event attracts some of the finest painters from the Pacific Northwest and from across the country to capture the stunning light and inspiring vistas of the Columbia River Gorge. After four days of painting, works are displayed at Maryhill with juror-awarded prizes given to the most exceptional works. Paintings are available for purchase August 4 through August 25, 2018 in the Event Sales Gallery in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art. As work is sold and removed, other work created during the paint-out will replace it.

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out
July 30-August 3, 2018

Artists spend four days painting at various locations throughout the Gorge, including on the grounds of Maryhill.

Opening Reception: Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 5 to 7 p.m.

The public is invited to view the “fresh” paintings artists created in plein air, meet the artists, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Artwork will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the sales benefiting Maryhill. Awards will be given in a number of categories, including “Best Sky,” “Best Mountain,” “Best Water,” “Maryhill Museum Award,” and a purchase award.


Library Storytime at Maryhill with The Dalles-Wasco County Library
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 11 a.m.

Little ones and their families are invited to let imaginations soar during a storytime in the museum galleries, surrounded by artwork. Meet at the museum entrance; includes free admission to the museum. Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public LIbrary and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System. 

 

 


Library Storytime at Maryhill with the Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 11 a.m.

Little ones and their families are invited to let imaginations soar during a storytime in the museum galleries, surrounded by artwork. Meet at the museum entrance; includes free admission to the museum. Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public LIbrary and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.

 

 


Free County Weekend
Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19, 2018 

For nearly two decades, Maryhill Museum of Art has extended free admission on designated weekends to its neighbors in Oregon and Washington. On August 18 & 19, 2018 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.


SEPTEMBER

Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games on the Historic Maryhill Loops
Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2, 2018

Spectators of all ages can experience the thrill of watching the world’s top downhill skateboarders, street luge pilots, and inline racers compete down a winding two-mile course on the Maryhill Loops Road. In addition to gravity sports racing, there will be music and dancing, food, and a variety of vendors. Free admission for spectators at viewing spots along the race course.

For more information, including sponsors, see  https://www.maryhillwindwalk.com/festival/about/

 


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, September 1, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.



Library Storytime at Maryhill
with The Dalles-Wasco County Library
Saturday, September 1, 2018 | 11 a.m.

Little ones and their families are invited to let imaginations soar during a storytime in the museum galleries, surrounded by artwork. Meet at the museum entrance; includes free admission to the museum. Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public LIbrary and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.

 

 


Maryhill’s Annual Benefit Auction
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 5 to 9 p.m.

Join us for one of the most anticipated occasions of the year, Maryhill’s annual benefit auction. This year we celebrate the heartland of the Pacific Northwest with some of the region’s most celebrated wines and brews and a fabulous array of traditional western foods from Paradise Rose—an authentic chuck wagon experience. 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 at 509.773.3733  ext. 20.


Three Rivers Dulcimer Society & Upriver Dulcimers
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dulcimer players from Tri-cities, WA and Estacada, OR will jam at Maryhill Museum of Art. Both groups feature the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer and occasionally meet to play together. This is a drop-in event with music throughout the day; free with admission. Players generally break for lunch about noon and resume jamming about 1 p.m.


Library Storytime at Maryhill with the Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 11 a.m.

Little ones and their families are invited to let imaginations soar during a storytime in the museum galleries, surrounded by artwork. Meet at the museum entrance; includes free admission to the museum. Presented in partnership with The Dalles-Wasco County Public LIbrary and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library System.

 

 


Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | all day

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 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/

 

 


Romanian Cultural Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate the centennial of Romania’s Great Union, the 1918 unification of Transylvania, and the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom. Enjoy folk dance and music performances by local groups and the Romanian Folkloric Ensemble, Datina from Seattle, sample traditional Romanian fare, and view the exhibition Romanian Identity, Royalty and Architecture. Hands-on art for children and families will also be offered. The festival is sponsored and presented by the Romanian American Society, the American Romanian Cultural Society and the Northwest Romanian Community.


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.


OCTOBER

Car is King Weekend
Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7, 2018

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 6:

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.

SCHEDULE – Sunday, October 7

Maryhill Loops 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.

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 and the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce.


Tango at Maryhill
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.

A festive evening of tango, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, will engage your senses and transform your spirit. Beginning, novice and more experienced dancers are invited to take a lesson at 6 p.m. followed by dancing until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included.

Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members. Pre-registration preferred but not required. To register in advance, call 509.773.3733 ext. 25. To gain entry after hours, please use entrance to the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing just off the Cannon Power Plaza. Program repeats March through October.  Check the Maryhill calendar or http://gorgedance.com/ for dates.


NOVEMBER

Closing Celebration
Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11, 2018

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2018 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. Veterans and Activity Military and their families are free.  Cookies and drinks will be free for Veterans.  Members will also enjoy a double discount (20%) in the Museum Store throughout the month of November. Our way of saying THANKS!


Year-End Family Day
November 10, 2018 | 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Come to Maryhill to celebrate the lives of your ancestors, family and friends, as they do in Mexico. Add to the ofrenda (alter) by making paper flowers, papel picado flags, decorating sugar skulls, and leaving a memory in the chest on the altar. Enjoy Mexican music, learn some traditional dances, and celebrate the close of the season with a sampling of Mexican treats!


Veterans Day Bells
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 11 a.m. 

In partnership with the Society of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Maryhill Museum of Art will remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. At 11 a.m., the handbell choir of Hood River Valley Christian Church, directed by Mary Anne Parrett, will play Honor Bells in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center, followed by other honorific songs.