THE BUILDINGS AND LANDSCAPES OF JOHN YEON

A Lecture by Randy Gragg

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017
177 Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Boulevard
Reception follows

Best remembered as one of the earliest Northwest regional modernists, John Yeon (1910-1994) wielded equal vision and influence as a landscape designer, planner, and conservationist. 

This lecture will set the stage for the upcoming exhibit by The Portland Art Museum on the architecture, landscapes, and collections of John Yeon: Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, open May 13 through September 3. This will be the most comprehensive exhibition the Portland Art Museum has ever devoted to an architect.  

Randy Gragg has served as the director of the UO John Yeon Center since 2013. He is a longtime writer and activist for architecture, landscape, and planning issues.

Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and the Historic Preservation Program as part of the A&AA Signature Event Series.