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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

October 7, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620




GOLDENDALE, Washington --- Maryhill Museum of Art is hosting a special reception on Wednesday, October 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for the members of  The Dalles, Greater Goldendale, Hood River County, Mt. Adams, Skamania County and West Columbia Gorge Chambers of Commerce. Guests are invited to come at 4:00 PM and tour the museum before the reception. Admission to the museum and the reception is free.

RSVPs are requested. Please respond to Sandra Leibham at 509-773-3733 or email Chamber members are encouraged to bring guests.

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 for more information.

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