Full Calendar of Events

AUGUST

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge
July 30 through August 25, 2018 
| 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 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.

For more details on the event and participating artists, click here.


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 Honor Guard, 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.