Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon
Multnomah Falls viewed from across the Columbia River at The Shire, owned and maintained by the UO John Yeon Center for Architecture and Landscape. (photo courtesy of the Center)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
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Get a glimpse into the many worlds of John Yeon at the Quest for Beauty exhibit at the Portland Art Museum from May 13 - September 3.

John Yeon was a nationally renowned architect, important art collector, and preservationist of lands across Oregon. Of the many activists who have shaped the Columbia River Gorge’s preservation efforts, none stand larger than John Yeon (1910-1994). A lifelong advocate, he wrote, among many other efforts, the first environmental impact statement for the Gorge in 1937 and recruited Friends founder Nancy Russell to the cause in 1979.

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, showcases his nationally renowned residential designs to his stunning eye for Asian art objects to his preservation efforts. The show will be accompanied by two books: John Yeon Architecture and John Yeon Landscapes (the latter featuring an essay on the history of the Scenic Act by Friends founding director and current Gorge Commission chair Bowen Blair). And all summer, the UO John Yeon Center will be hosting tours and picnics at The Shire, the 78-acre picturesque landscape Yeon designed that was the birthplace of Friends. 

Friends is pround to be sponsor of this exhibit.

For exhibit information: http://portlandartmuseum.org/exhibitions/quest-for-beauty/.
 
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