Sorcha Meek Paul named ed interim

Curator of Education Louise A. Palermo is leaving the Maryhill Museum of Art for her next big career opportunity as Executive Director of The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Museum. Sorcha Meek Paul, who has served on the Board of Trustees for some time, will function as interim Curator of Education until someone takes on the role on a permanent basis.  

Louise Palermo came to Maryhill in 2016 and has curated energetic educational programming, especially in a difficult time during a global pandemic. Some of her highlights are the Exquisite Gorge Project and the annual Summer Arts Institute for Educators. Below are Louise’s own words on her experiences at Maryhill and her decision to move on. 

Seven years ago, I delighted in moving from New York state to the Pacific Northwest bringing with me my passion for museum education. While here, I learned the true significance of strength and brilliance. I thank everyone who enriched my life through their art, programs, support, volunteerism, and friendships.

Maryhill Museum of Art is situated in a place of beauty with a wonderful collection of art and is surrounded by communities that enrich the institution. I will take all that I learned as I move to my new position as Executive Director of The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Museum in Stevenson, WA. This new opportunity will engage all my past experiences and passions while allowing me to stay in the beautiful gorge community. 

Thank you for all your positive engagements and support. I’ll see you soon!
~ Louise A. Palermo