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By Shandelle Battersby
The New Zealand Herald 

A Kiwi's thoughts on Maryhill and Stonehenge

A travel writer from New Zealand (people from that country are colloquially called Kiwis, after its indigenous bird) was at the Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge this month and wrote about the exeprience in the New Zealand Herald. We’re running the story as a perspective on Goldendale that uses words like “color” with a “u” in them.


November 28, 2018

A small museum perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Washington is the last place you’d expect to find more than 85 works by Auguste Rodin including plaster studies, watercolour sketches, bronzes, and terracottas.

The Maryhill Museum of Art’s collection features some of the French sculptor’s most famous pieces of art, including The Thinker, The Burghers of Calais, and portions of The Gates of Hell. The Rodin display is just one part of an eclectic collection that ranges from ornate chess sets and small carved ivory crucifix figures from all over the world, to a varied collection of Native American art.

We were visiting the museum on a shore excursion...

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