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Image: Edward Hopper

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NGA Arttalk: The Mystique of Edward Hopper
Delve into the fascinating world of art with Deputy Director Alan Shestack and Carol Troyen, curator emerita, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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NGA Backstory: Telling the Edward Hopper Story
Step behind the scenes of a world-class museum with host Barbara Tempchin and Carroll Moore, film and video producer, National Gallery of Art
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NGA Backstory: Hopper Meets Opera in Later the Same Evening
Step behind the scenes of a world-class museum with host Barbara Tempchin and Leon Major, professor of music, University of Maryland
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Premiere Performance: "Out my one window," an aria from Later the Same Evening: an opera inspired by five paintings of Edward Hopper
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by renowned composer John Musto, librettist Mark Campbell, and performed by soprano Claire Kuttler
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Steve Martin Narrates "Edward Hopper" Exhibition Film, Produced by National Gallery of Art, Washington; Premieres May 2007; Features Interviews with Artists Eric Fischl and Red Grooms

Image: Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942, Friends of American Art Collection, 1942.51,  The Art Institute of Chicago Photography © The Art Institute of ChicagoThis is the first comprehensive survey of Edward Hopper's career to be seen in American museums outside New York in more than 25 years. Focusing on the period of the artist's great achievements—from about 1925 to midcentury—the exhibition will feature such iconic paintings as Automat (1927), Drug Store (1927), Early Sunday Morning (1930), New York Movie (1939), and Nighthawks (1942).

Edward Hopper's classic works captured the realities of urban and rural American life with a poignancy and beauty that have placed them among the most enduring and popular images of the 20th century. This exhibition of about 48 oil paintings, 34 watercolors, and 12 prints will reveal Hopper (1882–1967) as a creator of compelling images who produced remarkably subtle and painterly effects in both oil and watercolor. It will also examine how his images were seen in his own time.

Edward Hopper film

A new documentary produced by the National Gallery of Art features archival footage of Edward Hopper (1882–1967), including places that inspired him in New York and New England, his boyhood home in Nyack, and his studio on Washington Square, where he lived and worked for more than 50 years. Narrated by actor and art collector Steve Martin, this film traces Hopper's varied influences, from French impressionism to the gangster films of the 1930s. Artists Red Grooms and Eric Fischl discuss Hopper's influence on their careers. Curators discuss recent and diverse perspectives on Hopper's art. The 30-minute version of the film is for sale at the National Gallery of Art.

This film was made possible by the HRH Foundation

Organization: Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art, Washington; and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the global consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.