Lecture: John Yeon and the Museum

August 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Melinda McVay, Ph.D., Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas, Dallas

In addition to the homes John Yeon designed that helped define regional modernism in the Pacific Northwest, he also created pristine, serene environments for museums in Portland, San Francisco, and Kansas City. Art historian Melinda McVay’s talk examines this lesser-known aspect of Yeon’s work, in particular his interpretation of Asian architectural settings for museum displays.

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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