Maryhill Museum celebrates opening of new wing

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GOLDENDALE, Wash. (AP) -- The Maryhill Museum of Art celebrates the opening of a new wing next month, after more than a year of construction.

The new wing is the first expansion in the history of the museum, located south of Goldendale overlooking the Columbia River. Museum visitors will be treated to free admission to celebrate the weekend of May 12.

Events will include behind-the-scenes tours of the new wing and collections storage areas, family art activities, an antique car show and more.

The $10 million expansion added more than 25,000 square feet for an education suite, collections storage, a new cafe and an outdoor plaza.

The museum first opened to the public in 1940. Today, its collections include more than 80 works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings and Native American art.