Edward Hopper & Cape Ann Lecture Series -- Hopper's Houses
Wednesday, October 4
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.
This presentation on Hopper's Houses is an investigation of the places Hopper recorded, who lived there, and what they say about life in Gloucester. Hopper painted skylines, streetscapes, gables, and bay windows; mansions and workers’ houses; freight cars, outhouses, and lighthouses. Gloucester’s variety of architecture, topography, and sunlight has attracted artists since the mid-19th century. Hopper was drawn to the Victorian houses that proliferated here, although they were far out of fashion by his time. Let’s talk about how Hopper’s houses were compelling subjects nonetheless, and how they reflect the character of the city’s people.
About the Presenter
Wendy Frontiero is an architect and historic preservation consultant. Her clients have consisted mainly of municipalities and non-profit organizations, and she has done many projects documenting, evaluating, and promoting Cape Ann architecture. She is delighted to be a resident of Gloucester, where her father's family has lived and worked for more than a century.
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.