is one of the Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations, with plenty to engage visitors both inside and out.
Experience a gallery of works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, objects from the palaces of Queen Marie of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique international chess sets, and haute couture miniatures of Théâtre de la Mode. A permanent display of art made by Indigenous Peoples of North America features a wide array of baskets, beadwork, carved wood and lithics, as well as other material from prehistoric through contemporary. The museum also presents rotating special exhibitions, educational programs, family activities and special events.
Outside you can enjoy expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge and the William and Catherine Dickson Sculpture Park, which is dotted with large-scale outdoor sculpture from the museum’s permanent collection. The museum’s grounds are an official site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and a Native Plant Garden highlights plants collected by Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery during their 1805-1806 trek through the area. A café and museum shop make for a well-rounded experience.
Nearby is a full-size Stonehenge replica built by Sam Hill, the museum’s founder, and the historic Maryhill Loops Road.