A little field trip to the Maryhill Museum of Art, part 1

in steemsilvergold •  12 days ago

One of my favorite things about homeschooling my kids is the freedom to explore when the opportunity arises and today was one of those days.

Our local library has free family passes to some of the local museums. They can't be reserved so you just have to happen upon them when they are in which is what happened the other day. We were lucky enough to stop in when the pass to the Maryhill Museum of Art was available.

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It is a really cool building and has a ton of great art. It was built by Sam Hill as a residence but during construction it was redesigned as a museum and although still unfinished, the museum was dedicated in 1926 by Sam Hill’s friend, Queen Marie of Romania, the granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria, in a ceremony that received national attention and was attended by more than 2,000 people.

This from the museum website:
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In this post we're going to look at some late 19th & early 20th century uses of precious metals from Queen Marie's personal collection, like this gold guilded desk!

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Or how about her court gown...

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Uh, platinum and silver thread?!? OK.

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Silver filigree anyone?

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I've read about things like this but seeing them up close is really unbelievable. The museum also has a sizable chess piece collection that I will cover in my next post.

Have a great day!

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I’m falling apart at the “Seams”......🤣🤣🤣

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you loved it, dont hate ahahha

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Not hate, just crying. Baahahah

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Filigree with pedigree!!!

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😂🤣😂🤣

That view is awesome! Holy crap. And how cool you get to homeschool your kids.

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I am so fortunate to be able to homeshool.

I have always wanted to go here. Looks well worth the drive. ☺️ The dress is cool.

nice display, the dress detail is so pretty. wished it had gone to SF i may have seen it when in grew up there! awesome pieces

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Thanks @eaglespirit! I love visiting this museum.

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@summertooth :)
its awesomesauce like mahhh summerrrrr

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"I have to get me one of those dresses!" I never thought I'd say those words, but now they're out there. My wife would look great in it, and it would have a lot of precious metals in it, so I'd be happy. :)

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Can you imagine how much it must weigh? Oof.

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I normally don't go for that kind of attire, but I can tell you that it's likely I wouldn't have to imagine how much it weighs for very long... :D

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I can't wait for tomorrow.

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Glad you like it Ronaldo. Hope you like the chess pieces as well.

Sounds like you guys had a good time and there also sounds like there are some really interesting exhibits to look through. Since it is on 5300 acres, do they let people walk around the property or just the museum?

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There is a huge grounds you can walk around with big art pieces in random spots outside. It's really cool.