Hopper Drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art – New York

Hopper Drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art – New YorkHopper Drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art – New York

May 23, 2013 through October 6, 2013 –  In the landmark exhibition, “Hopper Drawing,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the dynamic and creative process of Edward Hopper, one of the most enigmatic artists of the twentieth century, is examined through more than 200 drawings, 21 paintings and two dozen sketchbook pages featuring key preliminary sketches.  Using the vast resources of the Whitney’s collection which includes over 2,500 drawings donated by the artist’s widow in concert with important loans from major arts institutions and private collectors, the display provides a better appreciation and recognition of the artist’s perception of the American psyche as reflected in his distinctive and haunting style.

The scope of this survey allows visitors an opportunity to further appreciate Hopper’s impressive talent as a draftsman coupled with his unique ability to conceive compositions that seduce the observer into entering a world that is familiar yet distinctly the artist’s own creation. Particularly enlightening are the sketchbooks from his time in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century alongside the large scale painting “Soir Bleu” from 1914 which they inspired as well as the fascinating preparatory drawings and studies that are paired with two of the artist’s most iconic masterpieces, “New York Movie,” from 1939 and “Nighthawks,” from 1942.

"Study for Nighthawks" (1941) - Hopper

“Study for Nighthawks” (1941) – Hopper

"Nighthawks" (1942) - Hopper

“Nighthawks” (1942) – Hopper

 

Official Exhibition Site
 
 
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
212-570-3600
 

May 23, 2013 through October 6, 2013

Visiting Hours:

Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
 

Admission:

$20 for an adult ticket.
$16 for a senior ticket (65 and over).
$16 for a youth ticket (19 to 25).
$16 for a full time student ticket.
Free  for those 18 and under.
 
Purchase Tickets Online
 
 
 
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