This weekend, Maryhill Museum is throwing a party. They're dedicating a brand-new, 25,000-square-foot wing to the museum. It's the first addition to the iconic building in almost a century.
"The idea behind the new wing was started in 1993 and was inspired by Mary Hoyt Stevenson, who really wanted to see new collections come out and [make available] new things for people to see," says Executive Director Colleen Schafroth.
GO SEE IT!
Maryhill Museum Official Opening of the Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing
- Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 2012
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"With this new room we're going to show additional things that are in the collections like our ceramics and our British painting. But we're also going to have additional spaces for people to learn about art and to make art. So it's very exciting to us."
The Mary and Bruce Stevenson Wing features dedicated space for education, collections work rooms, research spaces and a café. The new wing also leads visitors toward Maryhill's outdoor sculpture garden with epic views of the Columbia River Gorge.
You can be a part of this historic event.
The official dedication ceremony is Sunday, May 13th at 2 pm, and there are activities all weekend long including sculpture garden tours, plein air painting, dance performances and of course, spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge.
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