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Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process




March 10, 2014

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Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882–1967). More than anything else, Hopper’s drawings reveal the continually evolving relationship between observation and invention in the artist’s work, and his abiding interest in the spaces and motifs—the street, the movie theater, the office, the bedroom, the road—that he would return to throughout his career as an artist.

This exhibition, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, surveys Hopper’s significant and underappreciated achievements as a draftsman, and will pair many of his greatest oil paintings—including Office at Night (1940), from the Walker Art Center’s collection—with their preparatory drawings and related works.

This Set serves as a hub for existing resources around the exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process, which is currently on view at the Walker Art Center through June 22, 2014. It features the Walker's painting Office at Night and a print-on-demand self-guided activity connecting writing to the works in the exhibition.

Tours of the exhibition and related art-making experiences are available and the Walker would love to accomodate your group. Please click here for more information about scheduling. Also, in the spirit of Hopper the draftsman there is a drawing studio built into the exhibition where you can tap your inner artist during drop-in hours, or Old School Art School facilitated sessions. For a list of local artists participating as Old School Art School instructors and when they'll be present in the studio, please click here.

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: 7-Adult
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion, Gallery Discussion, Lecture, Multimedia Instruction, Self-paced Learning
Added to Site: March 10, 2014