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Maryhill Museum of Art

News Release

October 23, 2008


Media Contact: Leslie Wetherell

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

Goldendale, WA 98620





Goldendale, Washington --- Get an early start on Halloween at Maryhill Museum of Art Friday October 31 and Saturday November 1.  Children under the age of 17 will be admitted free with one adult admission both days.

Children can trick or treat for a free coloring book highlighting the museum's collections! Spooky stories will be told at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 31 and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. Costumes are encouraged!

"This is a great opportunity for all to dress-up for Halloween and come out and see the museum," said Maryhill's curator of education, Carrie Clark.  "Plus we have some great activities planned." 

Bring your camera and take your picture in front of the Theatre de la Mode's Opera Set.  Be spooked by the death mask of Napoleon! Check out the EyeSEE Activity Room. Explore the museum's many exhibits.  Come and join the fun.

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 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 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
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