Educational Programs

Educational Programs - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

Maryhill Museum Education Programs

Throughout the March 15 to November 15 season, Maryhill offers a wide range of related educational programming. These educational opportunities are open to artists, educators, astronomy & dance lovers as well as the general public and local community. Highlights include the Summer Institute, Starry Night at the Museum and a scarecrow making workshop.

Current Education Program Calendar

Current, Educational Exhibitions

Teachers as Artists

March 15 – April 17

Submissions January 12 – February 9

Incoming Curator of Education, Sorcha Meek Paul is delighted to present the upcoming show Teachers as Artists. 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 juried exhibition has put Maryhill on the map with both Oregon and Washington art educators and has encouraged field trips from a wider range of locations. Juror Lou Palermo will be at the opening reception to announce the following awards: Best in show, First Place, Second place, Third Place, Curator of Education Choice, and several honorable mentions.

Please join us for our opening reception March 18th 2023 at 3:00pm. All welcome!  Members are Free

Image caption: Best in Show: Reagan Boysen. Solar Eclipse, acrylic on canvas. Twin Falls Middle School, North Bend, WA, Principal: Jeff D’Ambrosio

Teachers as Artists - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Current, Talks & Presentations

Slow Art Day

April 22, 2023 @ 1pm

An adventure though two paintings in Maryhill’s Collection, part of an international museum event.

Registration required*, free with admission

Slow Art Day - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Classes & Workshops, Current

Nocturne Workshop

June 24, 2023

Probe the midnight sky with Laurel Bushman by exploring painting nocturnes inspired by Hubble Space Telescope images.

Registration required*, $60 nonmembers, $50 members

Nocturne Workshop - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
Classes & Workshops, Current

The Art Museum: A Tool for Education

September 8 2023 from 4pm – 7pm

Exploring Maryhill’s collections while giving art educators hands-on art making experience. Guest artists will lead art- making experiences.

Registration required*, $10 registration fee includes pizza, salad & dessert.

inside the museum
Current, Educational Exhibitions

As the Crow Flies: The Scarecrows of the Columbia River

October 1 – 31 2023

Travel down the Columbia River to visit sites where Scarecrows tell a story through art, history, craft and curiosity. Locations include: Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale Community Library, White Salmon Library, The Dalles- Wasco County Library, The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The History of Hood River County.

Free with admission

vistas & overlooks