Maryhill Museum of Art

Columbia River Gorge at Goldendale, Washington

Located atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, the Maryhill Museum of Art has recently been expanded to include subterranean classrooms, galleries, café and a magnificent overlook that suspends visitors outward from the side of the gorge. Jan Coleman collaborated with Presentation Design Group to develop an Exhibits Master Plan for the renovated and expanded building. She began the process with an Interpretive Planning Workshop and a comprehensive look at the Museum’s collections.

The result is a plan that will move several of the Museum’s primary collections into areas better suited for their needs, and also calls for new cabinetry, lighting, graphics and an increased level of interpretation throughout the facility for the benefit of visitors. Outdoor signage will provide new visitors and afterhours visitors with a greater understanding of the Museum’s offerings, increasing the likelihood of more Museum visitation and longer stay time on site.