Artist Alisa Looney created Roll & Play, on display at the Maryhill Musum of Art, to evoke the joys of childhood.
Treasures: September 2012
A steel art sculpture suggests childhood joy in Goldendale, Wash., while a historic site in Montana offers branding irons among its cattle ranch-era artifacts.
Portland artist Alisa Looney created the steel sculpture Roll & Play to suggest the unabashed joys of childhood. Installed overlooking the Columbia River Gorge at the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Wash., the piece is one of several in a new plaza, part of the museum’s 25,500-square-foot expansion. (509) 773-3733, maryhillmuseum.org.
Cattle aren’t typical park denizens, but Montana’s Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site wouldn’t feel right without them. The 1,600-acre spread in Deer Lodge has trails, old ranch houses, and artifacts such as branding irons, vestiges of Conrad Kohrs’s empire. (406) 846-2070, nps.gov/grko.
Photography by Don Frank (Roll & Play); National Park Service, Grant Kohrs Ranch NHS (branding irons)
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