John R. Porter, Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec
Art historian, museologist, arts commissioner and professor, John R. Porter has gained distinction for his versatility and scope, as well as for his outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of Québec’s artistic heritage.
As head of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from 1993 to 2008, he oversaw memorable exhibitions devoted to Clarence Gagnon, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Irene F. Whittome and Madeleine Arbour, among others.
John R. Porter was appointed to the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec at a special awards ceremony held on May 28, 2018 This link will open in a new window.
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec would like to thank the Caisse de la Culture and Le Devoir, which partnered for the award of this honour.