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Jul
22
Sat
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Jul
23
Sun
Lecture: Remembering John Yeon
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Portrait of John Yeon by John Hinchliff, 1977; John Yeon Archive
Portrait of John Yeon by John Hinchliff, 1977; John Yeon Archive

Richard Louis Brown

Visionary architect, conservationist, and collector John Yeon was a passionate advocate for causes he believed in, yet in private he was soft-spoken and courtly, with a sly wit and magnetic presence. Richard Louis Brown, Yeon’s companion for nearly 30 years, will share stories that illuminate the life and work of one of Oregon’s most original personalities.

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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Jul
25
Tue
Chamber Music Northwest Community Concert
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Imani WindsTaking inspiration from the work featured in the Museum’s exhibitions of Jennifer Steinkamp and a retrospective on architect John Yeon, Chamber Music Northwest presents the Grammy nominated Imani Winds as part of its 2017 Summer Festival. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, Imani Winds enriches the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibitions of video work by Jennifer Steinkamp (on view July 8 – September 17, 2017) and the work of John Yeon (on view May 13 – September 3, 2017).

Interested in bringing a camp or student group? Please pre-register by Wednesday, July 19 by emailing education@pam.org with your organization name, number of students and adults, and contact name and phone number for your group leader.

Jul
27
Thu
Art & Conversation
Jul 27 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Meiping (Plum Vase) with Lotus Scroll Design, 15th century, Porcelain with cobalt blue design painted under transparent glaze and overglaze yellow enamel, Lent by Richard Louis Brown
China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen kilns, Meiping (Plum Vase) with Lotus Scroll Design, 15th century, Porcelain with cobalt blue design painted under transparent glaze and overglaze yellow enamel, Lent by Richard Louis Brown

Join us the third Thursday of every month for coffee and conversation followed by a lecture or film screening. This month, Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will highlight objects from the collection of the architect and conservationist John Yeon featured in the special exhibition, Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon

PLEASE NOTE: This month, the entire program will take place in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building.

Coffee at 9:15 a.m.; lecture at 10:15am in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building. Those attending the lecture are also welcome to explore the galleries after the talk. This series is free for adults 62 and over and is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund. Additional support comes from Rick and Erika Miller.

Jul
30
Sun
Lecture: Why Landscape Is a Noun (not a verb)
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Laurie Olin, Landscape Architect & Partner, Olin Studio

For acclaimed landscape architect Laurie Olin, there is more to landscape than folks with a truck planting shrubs. For thousands of years, humans have interacted with their environment: loving it, fearing it, changing it, and considering it a subject for art, philosophy, preservation, and recreation. It shapes us as we shape it.

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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Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
3
Thu
Lecture: Korean Ceramics from Celadon Green to Blue-and-White
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sadanri kilns, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province, Korea, Wine Cup and Stand
Sadanri kilns, Gangjin, Jeollanam-do Province, Korea, Wine Cup and Stand, 12th century, stoneware with molded and incised design under celadon glaze, 4 x 4 inches, Portland Art Museum: Gift of Richard Louis Brown, 2014.117.1a,b

Robert D. Mowry, Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus, Harvard Art Museums, Senior Consultant in Chinese and Korean Art, Christie’s

Korea has a long and distinguished history of making sophisticated high-fired ceramics. This lecture will survey Korean ceramics from the 10th through the 19th century, focusing on the classic celadons of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and the delicate porcelains and rustic buncheong wares of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). The lecture will emphasize uniquely Korean innovations and explore relationships between Korean ceramics and Chinese ceramics, as well as relationships between Korean ceramics and works of art in other media.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

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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Aug
5
Sat
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
13
Sun
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
16
Wed
Midday Art Break: Quest for Beauty
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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

Take a break from your workday and join a curator, museum educator, artist, or local scholar for a 45-minute talk in the galleries. This month, Randy Gragg, guest curator and Executive Director at the University of Oregon’s John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape, will guide visitors through Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, a retrospective exhibition highlighting the work and collections of architect, conservationist, and collector John Yeon.

Space is limited. Advance tickets recommended. Program departs from the Main Entrance Lobby.

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Aug
17
Thu
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
19
Sat
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
20
Sun
Miller Family Free Day: Exploring Architecture
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Inspired by John Yeon and his innovative practice and vision for Northwest architecture, this day of free admission and activities will encourage visitors to explore our built environment.

Family programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, and the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Family Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
24
Thu
Lecture: John Yeon and the Museum
Aug 24 @ 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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Aug
27
Sun
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Sep
2
Sat
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Sep
3
Sun
Public Tour: Quest for Beauty
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life.

Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.