Enjoy a series of four special evenings that provide VMFA members the opportunity to view Edward Hopper and the American Hotel on a night the museum is closed to the general public. Members are encouraged to bring up to two guests (per membership).
Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces, and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Rarely seen diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by the artist’s wife, Josephine.
Free, for VMFA Members only.
Select Member Mondays also feature tours and performances.
Some events require tickets:
Nov 4, 6–6:30 pm & 6:45–7:15 pm | Meet at Visitor Services
Join Christopher C. Oliver, Assistant Curator of American Art, for a 30 minute tour based around VMFA’s landmark new acquisition, Asher B. Durand’s Progress (The Advance of Civilization). This major landscape painting will be discussed alongside works by two of Durand’s contemporaries, Frederic E. Church and Fitz Henry Lane. Free, for members only.
Nov 4, 6–9 pm | Atrium
Musical performance by Django Tango, Gypsy Jazz Band. Free, for members only. No tickets required.
December 2, 6–7 pm | Cheek Theater
Member Monday presents “An Illustrated Concert: Hopper, Hotels, and American Song.” Explore the hotel metaphor in music, art, and popular culture with Leo Mazow, curator of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel. Mazow and his bandmate, Brittany Stephenson, will perform as the Coverlets – covering the world of hotels, motels, and hospitality services in a musical survey. Free, for members only.
Member Mondays are sponsored by: