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Community in Action: View From a Steamroller

Community in Action: View From a Steamroller

Ideas cannot blossom without support, imagination, positive energy, partnerships and talent. In December of 2018, Maryhill Museum of Art called its first meeting of potential partners for a big idea. In fact, an idea that would grow to 66-feet and 220 miles of community partnerships — the Exquisite Gorge Project.

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Nature’s Jewel Box Glitters Over Maryhill Museum of Art

Nature’s Jewel Box Glitters Over Maryhill Museum of Art

One midsummer evening long ago I sat with my grandmother in front of her massive Magnavox and watched the ghostly black and white figures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin bounce across the Sea of Tranquility.  I ran out to her front yard and high in the southern sky was a quarter-crescent moon. Somewhere, up there, in one of those soft gray patches, were two men making history.

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“Hand Made in Rumania”: Romanian Textiles at Maryhill Museum of Art

“Hand Made in Rumania”: Romanian Textiles at Maryhill Museum of Art

One fact of museum life is the need to plan ahead. Although Maryhill Museum of Art is only three months into its 2019 season, we are actively developing our 2020 displays. Next year’s major changing exhibition is titled A Particular Beauty: Identity in Romanian Folk Dress. The show will feature 18–25 mannequins wearing historic folk clothing from throughout the country — as well as individual blouses, vests, coats and other garments.

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