Maryhill Museum of Art invites residents of Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Klickitat and Walla Walla counties to visit free the weekend of Aug. 18 and 19.
Persons who reside in those counties need only present their driver's license and receive complimentary admission.
This is the ninth year the museum has offered this incentive to its neighbors.
"This is a great opportunity to experience the new exhibits on view," said Colleen Schafroth, director. "And, to see all the renovation improvements we've made."
Special exhibitions this year are Transcending Vision featuring the classical realism paintings of R.H. Ives Gammell, including his famous Hound of Heaven series, and Comments on Five Masters which features large scale contemporary fine art prints from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection.
The "Five Master" exhibit includes displayed comments about the art from students, teacher, critics, curators, the artists and others. Visitors are invited to state their opinions in the guest book, some of which may be added to the display.
Additionally visitors can view Forever West, an exhibit about the people, places and events associated with the American West. It includes a painting by Charles Russell that depicts an Indian buffalo hunt.
The Outdoor Sculpture Invitational exhibit features metal sculptures by Mel Katz, Lillian Pitt, and Leon White.
Also on view are sculptures by Auguste Rodin, including the famous The Thinker, three sets and 42 ensembles from the world renowned Theatre de la Mode 1946 fashion mannequin collection; an extensive collection of Native American artifacts, and historic and unusual international chess sets.