Edward and Josephine Hopper Resources
Edward Hopper’s career and work have been a touchstone for the Whitney since before the Museum was founded. The Whitney had a rich and longstanding relationship with the artist during his lifetime and was one of the first museums to exhibit his work. Today, the Whitney is the world's largest repository of Hopper’s artwork and archival materials.
The Hoppers and the Whitney
Hopper’s relationship with the Whitney began in 1920 when the then-unknown artist received his first-ever solo exhibition at the Whitney Studio Club, the precursor to what would become the Whitney Museum.
Whitney Collection Artworks
Edward and Josephine Hopper Research Collection
The Edward and Josephine Hopper Research Collection was compiled by Whitney curators while preparing exhibitions of Hopper’s work and the Hopper Catalogue Raisonné. Materials include correspondence with Edward Hopper, his wife Josephine, and collectors.
Sanborn Hopper Archive at the Whitney
The Sanborn Hopper Archive at the Whitney consists of nearly four thousand items, including letters, photographs, printed newspapers and magazines, notebooks, ticket stubs, printed illustrations, and ephemera. A selection has been digitized, and more materials will be added to the digital archive as they are photographed and scanned.