Edward Hopper & Cape Ann Lecture Series -- The Evolution of Revolution at the New York School of Art

Wednesday, August 16

6:00 p.m.


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with Kimberly Orcutt, Executive Editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 
 CAM Auditorium, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 
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Individual Lectures: $10 for members, $25 for non-members 
Hopper Lecture Series: $50 for members, $125 for non-members 
Registration is required for all in-person attendees.  

Early in his career Edward Hopper studied at the New York School of Art, first with its founder, William Merritt Chase, and then with his eventual successor, Robert Henri. During his time there, Hopper witnessed a contentious and very public conflict between these eminent artists that was not just between two men, but between two schools of thought that vied for primacy in the early twentieth century. Both men considered themselves avant-garde and were thought to be radical in their day, but as modernity itself changed, these two men of different generations embarked on a collision course that forced young artists such as Hopper to examine and define their own conceptions of modernity.   

About the Presenter

Dr. Kimberly Orcutt is Executive Editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. She has served as Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum; Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society; and Assistant Curator of American Art at Harvard Art Museums. She has organized exhibitions on American art topics from the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries, including the award-winning exhibition The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. She is the author of Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Her upcoming book, The American Art-Union (1838-1852): Utopia and Skepticism in the Antebellum Era will be published by Fordham University Press in 2024.

About the Lecture Series 

This collection of programs by leading scholars is being presented in conjunction with Edward Hopper & Cape Ann, celebrating one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. This once in a generation exhibition offers a fresh look at Edward Hopper’s pivotal summer on Cape Ann in 1923, when he began painting watercolors outdoors with the encouragement of fellow artist and his future wife, “Jo” Nivison Hopper, whose works will also be on view.  

Edward Hopper & Cape Ann is made possible by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the major repository of the Hoppers’ artworks and lender of 28 oils, watercolors, and drawings, as well as the generous support of 27 institutional and private lenders. 

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