Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Maryhill and Stonehenge in the Gorge

Last month we took up a trip up the Columbia River Gorge to visit Maryhill Museum of Art and see the Andy Warhol collection currently on exhibit.

An absolutely gorgeous early Fall day in the Gorge.

Stonehenge seems oddly appropriate here. A full-scale replica built to commemorate the local men who died in WWI.

Art inspires more art. The girls were quite taken with the museum's collection of furniture and objects from Queen Marie of Roumania. I loved the Andy Warhol pieces, particularly a series of Western themed paintings he created near the end of his life. We all got a huge kick out of the sculpture garden outside, trying to figure out what various pieces meant to us as well as what the artist intended.

There was a whole room for kids to play, read, and create in. Princesses seemed to be the theme of the day.

Kate and her masterpiece.

Emma and her masterpiece.


k1tchenwitch said...

aww, I love the masterpieces from your masterpieces!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks, Theresa! They could have stayed in that playroom all day.

P. A. Moed said...

Your girls are getting so big! I'm sure they're bring you so much joy.