It was the modernist design of the Portland Art Museum in 1932 that launched the career of internationally acclaimed architect Pietro Belluschi. Pietro’s architect son, Tony, will discuss the unique experience of inhabiting Belluschi buildings and the significance of Pietro’s contributions to Pacific Northwest Regional Modernism. He will provide information about the notable design features of Belluschi homes and his own recent work to preserve, restore and revitalize some of Pietro’s houses. Tony will also share insights about learning from and working with his father.
This program is being co-sponsored by the Portland Art Museum and Restore Oregon (formerly the Historic Preservation League of Oregon), with proceeds benefiting both organizations.
Those interested in personally experiencing Belluschi design may want to participate in our Mid-Century Modern Home Tour the following day, featuring six Portland area homes by Pietro Belluschi. This is the first time such a collection of his residential work has been available for viewing, and includes the Burkes-Belluschi House, where Pietro lived from 1973 until his passing in 1994, and where Tony and his wife, Marti, currently live.
It’s a weekend of Mid-Century Modern! Home tour tickets are sold out, but you can still join us for the after-party and learn about Radical Restoration at the Beluschi Pavilion…
Saturday, May 10th, 10am – 4pm
Six Portland area homes designed by Pietro Belluschi will be open during Restore Oregon’s annual Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on May 10th. Curated by Belluschi’s son, Anthony, who is himself an accomplished architect, the tour presents the first opportunity for Belluschi fans to step inside such a collection of his residential work. Tickets for the Home Tour are currently sold out
Saturday May 10th, at 6:30pm
Join Rejuvenation and Restore Oregon for Mix: Modern, a night-long celebration of mid-century modern design mixed and matched in heretofore unknown ways according to contemporary sensibilities, everywhere from inside the home (near and dear to all our hearts) to out on the street – that’s right, we’re talking fashion. Cocktails, music, prizes and more…
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DoCoMoMo-Oregon is planning a companion event to Restore Oregon’s May 10th “Midcentury Modern” homes tour. The DoCoMoMo event, “Radical Restoration: Saving the Houses of Pietro Belluschi and Frank Lloyd Wright ”, will take place on Sunday May 11th, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on the campus of Marylhurst University.
*Portland Art Museum Members enter discount code for $5 off tickets to Living in a Work of Art.