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Maryhill Museum announces 2013 special exhibits
Starting March 15
December 21, 2012
Maryhill Museum of Art has announced its schedule of special exhibitions for the 2013 season, which runs March 15 to Nov. 15.
The museum's 2013 season will open with "The Hound of Heaven," an enigmatic series of 23 paintings by R.H. Ives Gammell, based on the religious poem by English poet Francis Thompson.
The season will also include paintings by Eanger Irving Couse, who painted Indian subjects along the Columbia River in the late 19th century, as well as an exhibition of Russian icons drawn from the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts.
The museum's permanent exhibitions feature works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, royal memorabilia from Queen Marie of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique chess sets, the renowned Theatre de la Mode, and American Indian art.
In addition to these permanent exhibitions, Maryhill Museum of Art's 2013 special exhibition schedule is as follows:
The Hound of Heaven (March 15 - May 27)
R.H. Ives Gammell's A Pictorial Sequence Painted by R. H. Ives Gammell Based on The Hound of Heaven is based on "The Hound of Heaven," a 182-line religious poem by English poet Francis Thompson (1859-1907). Gammell began making plans to execute the pictorial sequence during World War II and completed it in 1956. The 23 large paintings incorporate symbols drawn from C.G. Jung, primitive and medieval cultures, and biblical and mythological sources.
Kenneth Standhardt: Impressions (March 15 -- Nov. 15)
Kenneth Standhardt is a Eugene, Ore.,-based ceramic artist who creates intricately patterned stoneware vessels using everyday kitchen tools.
Arthur Higgins: Prints (March 15 -- Nov. 15)
The late Arthur Higgins (1942-2011) was a prolific sculptor, painter and printmaker. He spent much of his career in Alaska, where he completed more than 40 public art commissions. Higgins moved to Mosier, Ore., in 1986 and produced many kinetic sculptures, two of which are the collection of Maryhill Museum of Art. This exhibition features 20 of Higgins' lithographs and woodblock prints -- many of which reproduce Pacific Northwest landscapes, plants and bird species.
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (May 18--Oct. 6)
During 2013, the grounds surrounding Maryhill Museum of Art will feature three works by Portland sculptor Mike Suri. Among these will be Brushing, which was first installed at the museum in 2009. An additional 15 works by other Pacific Northwest artists will also be on view.
Eanger Irving Couse on the Columbia River (June 8--Sept. 2)
Art student Eanger Irving Couse married Virginia Walker in Paris in 1889. Two years later, the couple spent a season living with Virginia's parents at the Walker Ranch in Klickitat County, where Couse first painted Indian subjects. The couple returned to the area in 1896-1898 and during those years the artist created more works featuring local Indians. The exhibit will showcase 20 original paintings and related artifacts and archival material.
Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons (Sept. 14--Nov. 15)
An exhibition featuring 25 historically significant Russian icons that date from 1590 to the present. The exhibition defines icons, the historical process involved with creating them, and the historical background of their systematic destruction by the Iconoclasts (730-787 AD and 813-843 AD). Featured icons include images of St. Nicholas and St. George, Old Testament scenes, the life of Jesus and the Mother of God.