Upcoming Exhibitions

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The ten-headed demon king Ravana from an ivory 20th century Indian set, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington, 1970.04.01.

Checkmate! Chess Sets from Maryhill Museum of Art

January 7 – April 26, 2020

Study Gallery

Over the past 1000 years, the game of chess has spread across the world, crossing cultural and political boundaries. This exhibition looks at the wide range of chess sets made during the past 250 years by diverse cultures from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. While operating within a predetermined structure of the 32 game pieces, artists bring their own creativity and interpretation to each set, resulting in a wide variety themes and materials. Created with wood, glass, bone, and ivory, the sets include traditional designs, as well as abstract, non-figurative sets and narrative sets depicting mythological characters or historical figures.

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Jim Riswold, "Mussolini's Portrait"

Capturing Power: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection

January 7 – April 26, 2020

Print Study Center

Curated from the museum’s extensive collection of regional Northwest art, this exhibition presents prints and photographs that portray representations of power and power relationships. This exhibition asks visitors to consider who is empowered and why, as well as how the artworks in the exhibition convey a sense of power – be it political, physical, or psychological.

Image Gallery
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John Buck, "The Times," 1991

John Buck: Prints and Sculpture from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

January 26 – March 29, 2020

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

John Buck is a nationally recognized Montana artist who has created a large and powerful body of woodblock prints and wood sculptures over the past four decades. Buck is a virtuoso draftsman who has learned to draw with different types of sharp tools, which he uses to explore both local and global issues in sophisticated works that are imbued with complex iconography and often layered with multiple meanings.

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