Edward Hopper & Cape Ann Lecture Series -- The Importance of Place
Saturday, September 23
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.
From drawings and paintings of New York to his watercolors of houses on Cape Ann, place plays a pivotal role in Edward Hopper’s work. Visitors to both iconic places familiar with Hopper cannot help but see the landscape guided by his brush. Building from the Whitney Museum’s landmark exhibition, Edward Hopper’s New York, Kim Conaty of the Whitney Museum will explore how the places that Edward Hopper lived and visited influenced the development of his recognizable artistic style.
About the Presenter
Kim Conaty is the Whitney Museum’s Curator of Drawings and Prints. Previously, Conaty was the curator at the Rose Art Museum near Boston where she organized shows of work by Sharon Lockhart, David Shrigley, Tommy Hartung, and Joe Bradley. Prior to her term at there, she had worked as an assistant curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s drawings and prints department from 2008 to 2015. Conaty was also a coordinator for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and she has held positions at the Clark Art Institute, the Grey Art Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Harvard University Art Museums.
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.