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Free Admission To Maryhill Offered To Local Residents

Visit museum at no charge Aug. 16 and 17

Maryhill Museum of Art invites residents of Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Klickitat and Walla Walla counties to visit free the weekend of August 16 and 17.

Persons who reside in those counties need only present their driver's license and receive complimentary admission.

This is the 11th 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. "A special exhibit this year is Reflecting on Lewis & Clark: Contemporary American Indian Viewpoints. This fascinating exhibit sheds new light on a pivotal era in American history."

The exhibit features contemporary artwork by 13 nationally recognized American Indian artists which interprets and expresses their thoughts on both the original journey and on the commemoration of the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1803-06.

A related exhibit, Lewis and Clark at Maryhill, features original Native American objects that illustrate the importance of trade and life along the Columbia River.

Another special exhibit is Festive Gatherings: Tribal Life on the Columbia Plateau 1952-57. This exhibit includes photographs taken by J.W. Thompson of people living on Indian reservations in Washington, at Oregon's Celilo Falls and at the Pendleton Roundup as well as a display of related objects from the Museum's extensive Native American collection.

Also on view is Maryhill Favorites from the American Collection. This popular exhibit features paintings, prints and photographs proven to be favorites with visitors. Included in the exhibit are works by Thomas Hart Benton and Charles Russell.

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