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Enjoy Maryhill From Your Couch!

Enjoy Maryhill From Your Couch!

As we place a bit of distance between ourselves and others, there is a wonderful way to experience art museums from the comfort of home. Through Google Arts & Culture, thousands of the great artworks of all time, including those from the collections of Maryhill Museum of Art, are at our fingertips!  

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Maryhill Museum of Art Closed Until Further Notice

Maryhill Museum of Art Closed Until Further Notice

Maryhill Museum of Art will be closed until further notice in an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19. Late yesterday, Gov. Inslee issued a new proclamation banning all activities with 250 people or more statewide for the next six weeks. The official reopening date of the museum will be determined according to recommendations from federal, state, and local health authorities. Please look to our social media channels for updates.

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March 21 Poetry Reading with Claudia Casto Luna, Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Woody & Tyrone Ross Thompson

March 21 Poetry Reading with Claudia Casto Luna, Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Woody & Tyrone Ross Thompson

Maryhill Museum of Art will host a poetry reading with Washington Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna and guests on Saturday, March 21 at 3 p.m. Casto Luna will be joined by current Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, former Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody and poet Tyrone Ross Thompson as part of the statewide poetry project One River, Many Voices.

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Call for Entries: Teachers as Artists 2020

Call for Entries: Teachers as Artists 2020

For several years, Maryhill Museum of Art has worked in partnership with Oregon Art Education Association and Washington Art Education Association to showcase teacher talent through juried exhibitions in the museum's MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. This...

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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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Why Museums Matter

Why Museums Matter

For 33 years, the last 18 as executive director of Maryhill Museum of Art, I’ve had the enormous privilege to work in a beautiful building, surrounded by awe-inspiring art and artifacts every day. It’s wonderful.

But more importantly, I have the privilege of working in a museum.

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