Mount Hood History & Museums: Maryhill Museum of Art, Washington

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Maryhill Museum of Art

The unusual ménage of Native and European art at Maryhill Museum, which sits on the Columbia River Gorge’s Washington side near Goldendale, makes a visit to this former entrepreneur’s mansion well worthwhile.

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  • An eclectic and fascinating mix of art and artifacts make Maryhill Museum of Art a must-see for Hood River visitors.
  • Located just west of Highway 97 off Washington Highway 14.
  • Rodin sculptures, an exhibit dedicated to French dancer Loie Fuller, and Romanian paintings highlight the displays.

Overview

Entrepreneur and early Northwest settler Samuel Hill’s fascinating life placed him in social circles with Queen Marie of Romania and French dance pioneer Loie Fuller. Hill’s mansion, built in 1914 alongside the Columbia River Gorge just south of what is now Goldendale, Washington, now houses the Maryhill Museum of Art, whose exhibits include a permanent tribute to Fuller and a collection of Romanian Orthodox iconographic paintings. This museum serves as a cultural center to attract visitors staying in Hood River or The Dalles, Oregon close by.

Location & Information

Maryhill Museum of Art
35 Maryhill Museum Drive
Goldendale, Washington 98620, USA
1 (509) 773-3733

Maryhill Museum is about 45 miles from Hood River. Take Interstate 84 East just past The Dalles to Biggs and take the Biggs Bridge (Hwy 97) across the Columbia to Washington. Turn west on WA Hwy 14 to Maryhill Museum Drive.

Activities

The eclectic exhibits on display at Maryhill Museum include the following:

  • A collection of original sculptures by Auguste Rodin.
  • A permanent exhibit on Loie Fuller’s life and accomplishments.
  • Native American art and relics.
  • More than 100 antique chess sets.
  • Orthodox iconographic paintings from Romania.
  • Documentation of Samuel Hill’s life and projects.

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Maryhill Museum of Art

The Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington encourages the appreciation of art through a number of changing and permanent exhibits.