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Opening Weekend

Join us at Maryhill Museum of Art on Opening Weekend for events and activities that commemorate the opening of The Columbia River: Wallula to the Sea featuring works by Thomas Jefferson Kitts and Erik Sandgren and its companion exhibition King Salmon: Contemporary Relief Prints. Read about our new exhibitions >>

While you are at the museum, see what else is new! Our Discover Gallery for children has received an update with a brand-new mural and the Indigenous Peoples of North America galleries have a new look as well. Outdoors, walk the new ADA-accessible pathway in the William & Catherine Dickson Sculpture Garden to the right of the main entrance. Landscaping renovation for the Sculpture Garden will continue into the summer. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Public Hours // See new exhibitions and visit the permanent collections at Maryhill Museum of Art with your general admission ticket. While you are here, you can dine, shop, and stroll in the gardens.

5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Opening Reception & VIP Tour // Join Executive Director Amy Behrens for a special reception to celebrate the opening of new exhibitions The Columbia River: Wallula to the Sea featuring works by Thomas Jefferson Kitts and Erik Sandgren and King Salmon: Contemporary Relief Prints, followed by an intimate exhibition tour led by Curator of Art Steve Grafe and title artists Thomas Jefferson Kitts and Erik Sandgren.
This is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets here >>

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Public Hours // See new exhibitions and visit the permanent collections at Maryhill Museum of Art with your general admission ticket. While you are here, you can dine, shop, and stroll in the gardens.

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Docent-Led Museum Tours // Take a 15-minute tour of the museum collections with our friendly and knowledgeable docents. Docent Tours depart from the Visitor Services Desk and are complimentary with general admission tickets.

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
The Salon de Refusés and Other Images // The Columbia River: Wallula to the Sea is an exhibition that has been in the works for several years. Join Curator of Art Steve Grafe as he talks about the many works that were considered but not included in the show. He will explain his curatorial goals and the criteria used for adding select paintings and historic photographs while other excellent images ended up on the “cutting room floor.” The talk will last for about 45 minutes, followed by a Q & A period.
This lecture takes place in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center and is complimentary with general admission tickets.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Public Hours // See new exhibitions and visit the permanent collections at Maryhill Museum of Art with your general admission ticket. While you are here, you can dine, shop, and stroll in the gardens.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Folk & Irish Music Concert // Award-winning musician Victor Johnson sings Americana, folk, and Irish songs in this family-friendly concert. This concert takes place in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center and is complimentary with general admission tickets. Small children are welcome!

1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Learn to “pull” an ink plate print with Curator of Education Sorcha Meek Paul. We will be celebrating our King Salmon exhibition and sharing Irish folklore for St. Patrick’s Day. This activity is available to all museum visitors at no additional cost. Adult supervision is required for children to participate.

Date

Mar 15 - 17 2024

Time

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Maryhill Museum of Art
35 Maryhill Museum Drive Goldendale, WA 98620
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