Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation opens this weekend at the Portland Art Museum. Organized with the Seattle Art Museum and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, Seeing Nature explores the evolution of landscape painting in Europe and America over the course of five centuries. The thirty-nine works in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and represent a wide range of artistic styles. The artists included are a who’s-who of landscape masters, from Jan Brueghel the Younger to Claude Monet, Edward Hopper to Max Ernst, Gerhard Richter to David Hockney, and more.

The catalogue for Seeing Nature includes an interview with Paul Allen and detailed entries for each of the works, written by curators from the Portland Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum.


Photography by Jeremy Linden