close window

Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

October 9, 2007


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 p.m. for the members of The Dalles, Greater Goldendale, Hood River County, Mt. Adams, Skamania County and West Columbia Gorge Chambers of Commerce. Chamber members and their guests are invited to come at 4:00 p.m. and tour the museum before the reception. Admission to the museum and the reception is free.

To make reservations, please contact Sandra Leibham at 509-773-3733 or email

Chamber members and their guests will have an opportunity to explore the museum, learn about the museum's exciting plans for 2009, and network with colleagues from throughout the Columbia River Gorge.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us living throughout the Columbia Gorge to get to learn about each other's communities and programs" said Maryhill Museum of Art's executive director Colleen Schafroth. "I look forward to welcoming the Chambers to Maryhill."

Among the exhibits to explore, is the museum's highly popular exhibit, Andy Warhol and Other Famous Faces, from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation.  At the museum until November 15, the exhibit features Warhol portraits of Jimmy Carter, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Warhol isn't the only big name in the show, which also includes portraits by other famous American artists as well.

Experience the Enchantment: 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.

Effective September 8, 2008 -- Travel Advisory: Bridge work on the US97-Biggs Rapids-Sam Hill Bridge began again September 8 this year. The bridge is expected to be closed to traffic through the end of the year, and possibly into January or February of 2009. During this period, travelers to Maryhill have a choice of routes that cross the Columbia River and intersect with Highway 14. From the west, the closest route is US 197, crossing The Dalles Bridge, approximately 24 miles and 25 minutes to the Museum. From the east, the closest is I-82/US 395, crossing the Umatilla Bridge, approximately 91 miles or 1.5 hours to the Museum. Travelers from the north, including those traveling south on US 97, will have no problem accessing Highway 14. Current information about the status of the bridge repair can be found on the website of the Washington State Department of Transportation:

Photography Quarter Banker by Dennis Peacock exhibited in the 2008 Outdoor Sculpture Invitational.

For a 300 dpi resolution photo click here.

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