Fodor's Expert Review Maryhill Museum of Art

Goldendale Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

A wonderfully eclectic mix of artworks, including the largest assemblage of Rodin works outside France; posters, glasswork, and ephemera related to the modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller; an impressive cache of Native American artifacts; furniture and art that belonged to another Hill companion, Queen Marie of Romania; an art nouveau glass collection; and a large collection of mostly Victorian-era European and American landscape paintings: they're all housed within the walls of a grandiose mansion built rather improbably in the middle of nowhere by Sam Hill, the man who spearheaded the development of a scenic highway through the Columbia Gorge. The main Beaux Arts building dates to 1914, and a daring, beautifully executed, LEED-certified modern wing, extends from the back, with a terraced slope overlooking the Columbia River—it contains the museum café, a lovely spot for lunch. The extensive, harmoniously landscaped grounds include a sculpture garden and pathways along the Gorge rim.

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Quick Facts

35 Maryhill Museum of Art Dr.
Goldendale, Washington  98620, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $9, Mid-Mar.–mid-Nov., daily 10–5, Closed mid-Nov.–mid-Mar.

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