Edward Hopper is well known for his paintings of dwellings—houses, apartments buildings, and hotels. Traveling throughout the United States and Mexico with his wife, the painter Jo Nivison, and often staying in tourist houses or rooms for rent, Hopper was deeply familiar with how Americans made themselves at home. Recounting his travels and his pictures of both occupied and abandoned places, this talk considers how Hopper visually negotiated competing ideas about the meaning of home in modern times.
Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)
with Dr. Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame
Fri, Nov 15, 6:30–7:30 pm
Leslie Cheek Theater