Portman's first building in China was the Shanghai Centre, which houses the Portman Ritz-Carlton.

An art exhibition featuring Atlanta architect, developer and artist John Portman will travel to the Capital Museum in Beijing, the second city to showcase his works in China.

“John Portman: Art and Architecture” originated at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art in 2009. It displayed drawings and scaled models of many of Mr. Portman’s building designs, from early structures that contiue to define downtown Atlanta’s skyline and iconic buildings in China to a proposed 151-story tower in South Korea.

China has become a prime market for the Portman architecture and real-estate development firms. Some of the most recognizable high-rises in Shanghai and Beijing are Portman designs, and the company is also pushing into lesser-known cities.

The exhibition was displayed at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center for two months last year. When it begins another two-month run in Beijing on April 15, it will feature nine of Mr. Portman’s works in Asia. It also includes examples of Mr. Portman’s paintings, sculpture and furniture.

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