Mission: From the unique columbia river gorge, maryhill museum of art collects, presents and preserves art and historical and natural resources to enrich and educate residents and visitors of the pacific northwest.
Programs: One of the largest program service accomplishments is the museum building. The historic building (on the national register of historic places) and the new mary and bruce stevenson wing house the museum's collections, changing exhibitions and permanent exhibitions as well as space for educational programs. Without it, the museum could not offer exhibits or programming to regional audiences and the general public. Additionally, the museum must maintain adequate environmental conditions in exhibition and collection spaces for the thousands of works of art that the museum cares for, exhibits and provides access to throughout the year that are enjoyed by the public.
one of the largest program service accomplishment the museum presents each year are its schedule of exhibitions and educational programs, and the preservation and care of its collections. These are vital services that fulfill the museum's mission. These program services bring works of art from other places, enhance and add to the permanent exhibitions throughout the museum and bring performers, artists, historians, writers and more to present a variety of programs for the benefit of the museums audience. This accomplishment also includes the care and acquisition of the museum's collection of 20,000 objects that are shared in exhibitions at the museum, with researchers who come to study and with other institutions throughout the united states (and at times, the world). Those that have access to the museum's exhibitions, programs and collections include the local community, students, researchers and visitors from throughout the united states and the world.
one of the largest program service accomplishment is the gardens. These are broad (some 29 acres) and include the william and catherine dickson sculpture park, the lewis and clark overlook and garden and the cannon power plaza and walk (with viewpoints of the columbia river gorge), to name a few. The gardens are used extensively throughout the seasonfor a diverse number of programs that include the museum's annual starry night event (star watching), car is king weekend and special programssuch as shakespeare in the gardens, loie fuller and dance, and more. Additionally, the gardens and grounds provide visitors spaces to picnic, walk and enjoy the gardens and its vistas.