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Maryhill Museum opens for 2017 season


March 15, 2017

Jess Macinko

OLD ART FOR NEW AUDIENCES: Maryhill Museum re-opens today with new exhibits and events.

Maryhill Museum of Art re-opens for the season today with a special exhibition featuring recent additions to the museum's collection. The exhibition Something for Everyone: New Treasures from the Permanent Collection, features works added to the museum's holdings since 2010, including Romanian folk clothing, American Indian baskets and beadwork, medieval illuminated manuscripts, art glass, and sculpture, paintings and prints by Northwest artists Lillian Pitt, Rick Bartow and Betty LaDuke.

A Season-Opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to take part in guided gallery talks, along with roof-top tours of the museum and its recent stucco restoration. These activities are free with museum admission. An evening Members' Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will include regional wines, generous hors d'oeuvres, dancing and live music. Tickets for the Members' Party are $35 for museum members and $45 for non-members. To purchase tickets for the Members' Party, call (509) 773-3733, ext. 20.

Throughout 2017, visitors will also be able to enjoy smaller exhibitions of ancient Greek ceramics, paintings, sculptures and photographs depicting the American West, and a new rotation in the museum's popular Théâtre de la Mode exhibition of post-WWII French haute couture fashions. Also scheduled is Teachers as Artists, a juried exhibition in the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center showcasing the state-wide talents of Washington's arts educators.

Visitors are encouraged to check out Maryhill with the Access Art Library Pass. Access Art passes are available in regional libraries and give all members of a family living in the same household, plus up to four guests, free admission to the museum.

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