Edward Hopper & Cape Ann Lecture Series -- The Hoppers & Cape Ann: New Discoveries (sold out)

Saturday, August 5

2:00 p.m.


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with Elliot Bostwick Davis, Guest Curator, Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape 
CAM Auditorium, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 
Livestreamed on Facebook and Vimeo 

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. 

The subjects that caught Edward Hopper’s eye during his summers on Cape Ann became hallmarks of his style as one of the foremost painters of the American landscape.  This presentation examines his five summer painting excursions on Cape Ann as he finds his artistic footing in Gloucester and its environs with Leon Kroll, Josephine Nivison, and others. 

About the Presenter

Elliot Bostwick Davis has formerly served as curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the John Moors Cabot Chair at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Director of the Norton Museum. She has published extensively on American art, from Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt, to Jamie Wyeth. She is also guest curator for the exhibition, Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape, on view at Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester, MA), July-October 2023; and author of its accompanying catalogue (Rizzoli/Electa).

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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