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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

September 10, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620



Some things in life are free... 

Maryhill Museum of Art Signs On For
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day 2008

---Fourth Annual Museum Day Features
Free General Admission on September 27, 2008---

GOLDENDALE, Washington --- On Saturday, September 27, 2008, Maryhill Museum of Art will participate in the fourth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors.  A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian's Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based museums. 

"We want to join with museums in the Northwest to invite our friends and neighbors in for the day," said Colleen Schafroth, executive director of Maryhill Museum of Art. "Museums are repositories of human enterprise, and as such, should be available to all."  Last year, upwards of 100,000 people attended Museum Day across the nation.  All 50 states plus Puerto Rico were represented by 651 participating museums.

Attendees must present Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions.  The Museum Day Admission Card will be available in the September 2008 issue of Smithsonian magazine and a downloadable version is available on the Museum Day website at  The general public is welcome to participate by going to the website and downloading the Museum Day Admission Card.  Listings and links to other participating museums' and sponsors' sites can be found at

About Maryhill Museum of Art
Perched on a stunning 5,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art contains a world-class collection of artwork that ranges from early 20th century European works to Native American objects.  This award-winning museum, founded by Northwest entrepreneur and visionary Sam Hill, opened to the public in 1940.  Outside the museum is an Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Lewis and Clark interpretive panels and a life-sized replica of Stonehenge.

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to November 15. Admission fees are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for children age 6-16. Maryhill is located off Highway 97, 12 miles south of Goldendale, Washington. Drive times to the museum are 2 hours from Portland/Vancouver, 3.5 hours from Bend, 4 hours from Seattle, and 1.5 hours from Yakima. Visit for more information.

About Smithsonian
Founded in 1970 with the launch of Smithsonian magazine, Smithsonian Media --- comprising Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space, goSmithsonian, Smithsonian Publishing Digital Network, Smithsonian Books and advertising for Smithsonian Channel --- allows the intellectually curious to indulge and engage their passions for history, the arts, science, the natural world, culture and travel.  Smithsonian Media's flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, has a circulation of more than two million.  This multimedia network is also affiliated with the world's most visited museum and research complexes at the Smithsonian Institution.  For more information, visit,, and

Photography The exhibit, Andy Warhol and Other Famous Faces from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation is currently on view at Maryhill Museum of Art. After Andy Warhol, Marilyn (Announcement), 1981, screenprint. From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. © Andy Warhol Foundation.


For a 300 dpi resolution photo click here.



Maryhill Museum of Art | 35 Maryhill Museum Drive | Goldendale, WA 98620 | 509-773-3733