Doorways: Artistic Reflections of Place by Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA

Casablanca, Morocco; Split, Croatia; Granada, Nicaragua - Artwork by Don Myer

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

 —Walt Disney


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The District Architecture Center is pleased to present Doorways: Artistic Reflections of Place by Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA, an exhibition featuring 35 mixed media artworks documented by Myer from his travels around the world. Among places represented are Cuba, Colombia, Croatia, France, and Morocco. With this exhibition, we celebrate Don’s memory and the artistic talents he shared with family, friends, and colleagues throughout the community.

A native of Cleveland, Don was an architect, author, preservation advocate, volunteer, and accomplished artist who lived in Washington, DC since the early 1960s. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts, Clerk of the Works at Washington National Cathedral, and faculty at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning, and he was involved with numerous community and professional organizations around the city. A member of Studio 155, Don’s artwork has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Adah Rose Gallery, Athenaeum, Cosmos Club, Delaware Art Museum, Studio Gallery, United States Botanic Garden, and VisArts in Rockville.

Organized by AIA|DC for the Suman Sorg Gallery.

This exhibition was produced in ArchiCAD, courtesy of Graphisoft.

Generously supported in part by BluEdge.

Installation by Tim Anderson.

Special thanks to Ellen Myer for making this exhibition possible.
The Chapter is very grateful to the following individuals and firms who helped support this exhibition: David + Patty Haresign; Ralph Cunningham, FAIA; Mary Oehrlein, FAIA; Steven Spurlock, FAIA; Fox Architects; Hal Davis, FAIA; Thomas Luebke, FAIA; and James Voelzke, FAIA.