fbpx

Special Exhibitions

About Maryhill Museum of Art Special Exhibitions

In addition to permanent exhibitions, the museum features several special exhibitions annually. These exhibitions are on view for a limited run, highlighting a variety of works from the museum’s collection as well as featuring some of the region’s most well-known contemporary artists. 

October 15, 2022
Exquisitely Connected Exhibition Opening

View the Exquisitely Connected artwork collected from over the pandemic to today and see how our thoughts, ideas, and experiences connected us, even if times are disconnected.
Lecture at 1:00 in Ed Center
Coffee and cookies from 1:00 to 4:30

For more information: https://www.maryhillmuseum.org/exquisitelyconnected

Special Exhibitions - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge
August 6 through September 10 on the West Lawn of the Museum
The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts

Developed by Curator of Education at Maryhill Museum of Art, Louise Palermo, The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts features 13 regional fiber artists (listed below on this page) working with communities along 220 miles of the Columbia River from the Willamette Confluence to the Snake River Confluence. Artistic Director for the project is artist Tammy Jo Wilson. Each artist will design an original artwork collaborating with a Community Partner and community members from their assigned stretch of river. Artists will create unique installations, sculpture, and innovative designs attached to that specific site, and engage with educational opportunities to inspire and educate about fiber arts. There will be resources developed, including maps and guides to encourage visitation to each site. Each artwork will portray a section of the river itself and will connect to the next section. The project is inspired by the Surrealist art practice “Exquisite Corpse,” where participants took turns drawing sections of a body on a piece of paper folded to hide each successive contribution. When unfolded, a whole body was revealed to show each contribution.

Major Support from: National Endowment for the Arts, Roundhouse Foundation; Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation’s Community Grants; The Salvador Fund of the Gorge Community Foundation; Columbia Fiber Arts Guild; and Umpqua Bank, Goldendale Branch.

For more information: https://www.maryhillmuseum.org/exquisite-gorge-project-2022

 

Special Exhibitions - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

March 15 – November 15, 2022
Northwest/Southwest: Indigenous Art After 1980
Since 2010, Maryhill Museum’s collection of contemporary Indigenous art has greatly expanded. The museum is now home to more than 60 works by regional artists including Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama), and Joe Feddersen (Okanagan and Arrow Lakes). Diné (Navajo) artists Shonto Begay, Marwin Begaye, and Will Wilson are also represented in the collection, as are Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) and Merlin Little Thunder (Southern Cheyenne). Northwest/ Southwest draws on this work and select loans from public and private collections to present an overview of some of the diverse expressions that have been produced in the Indigenous community during the last four decades.

In the News:

  • The Oregonian – “10 shows in Portland area museums and galleries to stretch the mind and eyes in 2022”

For Media:
Press Release
Image Gallery

 

Special Exhibitions - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

March 15 – November 15, 2022
Navajo and Pueblo Jewelry: Silver, Turquoise, Coral, and Shell
Turquoise has been known for centuries in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and throughout the ancient world. In the Western Hemisphere, the Aztecs utilized quantities of it, and, in the American Southwest, Indigenous peoples have worked with turquoise for more than a millennium. During the last quarter of the 19th century, Diné (Navajo) and Pueblo artists began creating jewelry combining turquoise stones with silver settings — work that is now synonymous with Southwestern artistic expression. Maryhill’s 2022 exhibition of silver and turquoise jewelry features late 20th-century examples drawn from private collections.

For Media:
Press Release
Image Gallery

Special Exhibitions - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

March 15 – November 15, 2022
Ornithology: Avian Imagery from the Permanent Collection
Ornithology is the scientific field dedicated to the study of birds. Birds are also a popular subject for artists — especially printmakers. In 2022, the museum’s Maryhill Favorites Gallery is dedicated to works on paper showcasing avian subjects. Featured artists include Katja Oxman, Betty LaDuke, Arthur Higgins, and Dyann Alkire.

For Media:
Press Release
Image Gallery

Special Exhibitions - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

Exhibitions in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center

Exhibitions presented in the museum’s M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center further the museum’s educational mission and feature collaborative exhibitions with regional arts educators, academies and art groups.

october 2022

sep(sep 3)10:00 am(oct 2)5:00 pmLittle Monarchs: A Story for All AgesSeptember 3 – October 7, 2022 Event Type :Murdock Trust

oct10:00 amExquisitely ConnectedOctober 12 – November 15, 2022Event Type :Murdock Trust

X