Museum Week & HS Program

Museum Week: Colorful Me!

Spring: May 7, 8 & 9, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fall: October 2, 3, 9, 10 & 11, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Immerse your 3rd and 4th grade students in discovery through hands-on activities, gallery tours, and a musical performance connecting with the day’s theme of COLOR! State and National standards are important guides for this fun, educational experience.

Colors are important tools informing us about the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and even the pets we choose. When we look at a work of art, the first thing we might notice are the colors chosen by the artist…but there is a LOT more to color than meets the eye!

This journey through color reinforces vocabulary like hue, saturation, temperature and value. We will explore the role of color in creating harmony, rhythm, emphasis and mood. While always focusing on visual learning, we will see how art and science work together, and we will use language arts to document our exploration.

After exploring the Maryhill collection, students will enjoy a new way to think about colorful expression through the cello performance of Gideon Freudmann from Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

Cost: $3.00 per student; schools provide one chaperone per 10 students.


Maryhill Museum of Art wishes to thank the following for their support of the museum’s Spring or Fall Museum Week: Columbia Bank; Cross Three Foundation; Robert and Barbara McCormick Fund at the Gorge Community Foundation, Caithness Shepherd’s Flat Wind Farm, J.D. Fulwiler, and  Windy Flats Wind Farm.



High School Museum Day: Reading Rodin

This unique experience gives high school art students an opportunity build their portfolios and learn more about careers in the arts. Participants take a guided tour of the museum’s masterworks with an eye toward artist intent and technique, and enjoy a figure drawing session in the Rodin Gallery guided by a professional artist. This is a fantastic opportunity for serious art students to further develop their portfolios for college applications. Students also will receive a coupon for a free return visit to Maryhill (for up to four people), and are encouraged to use it to continue their sketching experience independently.

To arrange, please contact the Curator of Education to make a reservation at 509-773-3733 x25 or email  The program has no cost, thanks to our generous sponsor, for up to 20 students. Includes an application for bus reimbursement, all supplies, boxed lunch, and a free pass for each student (and up to three guests) to return to the museum for additional sketching opportunities.

Sponsored by The Tia Palermo and Jess Ravich Trust

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