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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

September 16, 2008

 

Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620

509-773-3733

leslie@maryhillmuseum.org

 

FREE ADMISSION TO MARYHILL MUSEUM OFFERED
TO LOCAL RESIDENTS DURING 1ST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER

GOLDENDALE, Washington --- Maryhill Museum of Art invites residents of Benton, Clackamas, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Multnomah counties to visit FREE the weekend of October 4 and 5. Residents of those counties need only present their driver's license and receive complimentary admission.

This is the 16th year the museum has offered this incentive to its neighbors. "This is a great opportunity to experience the new exhibits on view," said Colleen Schafroth, director.  "Right now at Maryhill is our new exhibit Andy Warhol and Other Famous Faces which runs from July 19 through November 15".

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, the exhibit includes portraits by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) of The Beatles, Sitting Bull, General Custer, Geronimo, Queen Elizabeth II, Jimmy Carter, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the emblematic Campbell's Soup Can (Tomato). Also shown are portraits by artists Jennifer Bartlett, Chuck Close, Osvaldo Salas Freire, Red Grooms, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg and Tom Wesselman. They portray Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, John and Robert Kennedy and others. The exhibit is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy.

Maryhill Museum of Art, one of the Northwest's most fascinating cultural destinations, opened March 15th for its 69th season. Set in a castle-like chateau on a stunning 5,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the museum contains a world-class collection of art that ranges from early 20th century European works to Native American artifacts. Combined with its outdoor sculpture garden, Lewis and Clark interpretive panels and life-size replica of Stonehenge, a visit to Maryhill can fill an entire day as guests experience its many treasures.

The museum's permanent collection includes a gallery filled with more than 80 sculptures and watercolors by the French master Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), including a plaster version of his famous The Thinker. There is also an impressive collection of paintings by French, Dutch, Belgian, British and American artists, and a series of miniature displays highlighting the fashions of post-World War II France. Contrasting with these European works is an extensive Native American collection that includes ancient petroglyphs, intricate baskets and beadwork, and an array of other artifacts from North American tribes. Other highlights include a collection of unique chess sets, Russian Orthodox icon art, and a gallery dedicated to the royal regalia of Queen Marie of Romania, a friend of Sam Hill's who presided at the museum's dedication.

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 www.maryhillmuseum.org for more information.
 

 

Photography 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.

 

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