Tour of the Whitney Museum’s
Edward Hopper Exhibit:
Exclusively for members at Sustainer Level ($250) and above

Thursday, February 23rd at 4:30pm
Free for Members $250 and above – Pre-registration is required

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Meeting place at the museum will be shared at least 2 business days prior to the tour.
Please note: this tour will take place during public hours at the exhibit.

Enjoy an exclusive opportunity for our Sustaining members and above to receive a tour of The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Edward Hopper’s New York exhibit before it closes on March 5th. A small group of Village Preservation members will get an insider’s look at this exhibit, which celebrates New York, which  Edward Hopper described as “the American city that I know best and like most.” 

For Edward Hopper, New York was a city that existed in the mind as well as on the map, a place that took shape through lived experience, memory, and the collective imagination. 

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The city of New York was Hopper’s home for nearly six decades (1908–67), a period that spans his entire mature career. Hopper’s New York was not an exacting portrait of the twentieth-century metropolis. During his lifetime, the city underwent tremendous development—skyscrapers reached record-breaking heights, construction sites roared across the five boroughs, and an increasingly diverse population boomed—yet his depictions of New York remained human-scale and largely unpopulated. Eschewing the city’s iconic skyline and picturesque landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building, Hopper instead turned his attention to its unsung utilitarian structures and out-of-the-way corners, drawn to the awkward collisions of new and old, civic and residential, public and private that captured the paradoxes of the changing city. Edward Hopper’s New York charts the artist’s enduring fascination with the city, revealing a vision of New York that is as much a manifestation of Hopper himself as it is a record of the city around him.

Edward Hopper’s New York takes a comprehensive look at Hopper’s life and work, from his early impressions of New York in sketches, prints, and illustrations, to his late paintings, in which the city served as a backdrop for his evocative distillations of urban experience. Drawing from the Whitney’s extensive holdings and amplified by key loans, the exhibition brings together many of Hopper’s iconic city pictures as well as several lesser-known yet critically important examples. The presentation is significantly informed by a variety of materials from the Museum’s recently acquired Sanborn Hopper Archive—printed ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and journals that together inspire new insights into Hopper’s life in the city. By exploring the artist’s work through the lens of New York, the exhibition offers a fresh take on this formidable figure and considers the city itself as a lead actor.

This exhibition is organized by Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, with Melinda Lang, Senior Curatorial Assistant. Please note the gallery will be open to the public during this tour. 

Thursday, February 23, 2023
4:30 pm

In order to register please email the following to Leeanne G-Bowley, Director of Programming.

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I would like to register for one space in this upcoming tour. I am a member of Village Preservation at the $250 level or above. I understand that I must receive a confirmation to be registered.

These email confirmations or a waitlist confirmation will be received within 2 business days of this email reservation or 48 hours before the event, whichever is first.