Lecture: John Yeon and the High Stakes of Regionalism in the 1930s

When:
May 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2017-05-14T14:00:00-07:00
2017-05-14T15:00:00-07:00
Aubrey Watzek House, Portland, Oregon, 1937; photo by Walter Boychuck, John Yeon Archive
Aubrey Watzek House, Portland, Oregon, 1937; photo by Walter Boychuck, John Yeon Archive

Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University; Former Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art

Bergdoll explores the work of John Yeon within the context of the 1930s and complex issues of regional architecture and American identity. Yeon’s work will be considered in relationship to well-known architects of the period, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, and Marcel Breuer.

Presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

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Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
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