For this evening program, writer and artist Brian O’Doherty explores Hopper’s enigmatic scenes, his use of windows, and how the artist “was mysterious even to himself.”
This roundtable of visual artists, including Dawn Clements, Gregory Crewdson, and Eric Fischl, investigates Edward Hopper’s style and his lasting legacy on the work and practice of today’s artists. The discussion in conjunction with Hopper Drawing is moderated by critic and writer Peter Schjeldahl.
Theatrical lighting designer Jennifer Tipton discusses the use of light in three paintings by Edward Hopper, on view in Hopper Drawing (May 23–October 6, 2013).
In conjunction with Hopper Drawing, writers Anne Carson and Elizabeth Strout read selections of literature and poetry evocative of the mood and stylistic impulses in Edward Hopper’s art.
On June 2, 2013, the Whitney hosted a Hopper Drawing Family Day. We invited artist Jason Polan to create a huge collaborative drawing project for families. Inspired by Edward Hopper’s artwork and Polan’s artistic process, families drew the people all around them, including family members and strangers. They then added their drawings to the Lower Gallery wall to create an installation. Check out this video to see the project unfold!
An in-depth exploration of the connections between Edward Hopper’s drawings and paintings with commentary by Carter Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at the Whitney.
Whitney curator Carter Foster visits sites in downtown New York that inspired Hopper’s iconic paintings.