DATE: October 19 to March 5, 2023

LOCATION: Whitney Museum of American Art

From October 19, 2022 to March 5, 2023, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York will be opening their doors for the Edward Hopper’s New York exhibition.

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker from New York. He painted American life – architecture, seascapes, and rural landscapes. However, he was most known for his urban scenes that depicted the loneliness and isolation of urban cities. Many of his paintings feature bright colors, some even mesmerizing with their stark contrast between light and shadow… dark and bright.

Edward Hopper’s New York exhibition will take a look at Hopper’s life and work through his city pictures — from his early impressions of New York in sketches, prints, and illustrations to his late paintings, in which the city served as a backdrop.

The exhibition will bring together many of Hopper’s iconic city pictures as well as several lesser-known yet critically important examples. The presentation will be significantly informed by a variety of materials from the Museum’s recently acquired Sanborn Hopper Archive—printed ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and journals that together inspire new insights into Hopper’s life in the city.

By exploring the artist’s work through the lens of New York, the exhibition offers a fresh take on this formidable figure. It will place the New York City itself as the lead actor.

Room in New York by Edward Hopper, 1932

Early Sunday Morning by Edward Hopper, 1930