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Edward Hopper's Maine
July 15, 2011 - October 16, 2011
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Halford Gallery
Center Gallery
Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967, Rocky Pedestal, 1927, watercolor on paper, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Also see the interactive site, A Guide to Hopper's Maine.

This is the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Edward Hopper’s artistic production in Maine between 1914 and 1929. While there has been no shortage of exhibitions devoted to Hopper, very little attention has been paid to the fruitful summers he spent here. Indeed, Hopper summered in Maine nine times, painting and sketching in Ogunquit, Monhegan, Rockland, Cape Elizabeth, Two Lights, and Portland, among other sites. Many of these early plein-air oil paintings have rarely been exhibited. Bringing together approximately 90 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints, this exhibition offers a crucial reassessment of the significance of this period for the artist’s later body of work.


Edward Hopper's Maine is organized in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art. This exhibition will feature works loaned from many public institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Harvard University Art Museums, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, as well as from private collections. Edward Hopper’s Maine will be accompanied by a fully illustrated scholarly catalogue published by DelMonico Books – Prestel. Renowned Hopper scholar Carol Troyen contributes the lead essay, and other authors include actor/writer/collector Steve Martin; Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum, Carter Foster; and poet and translator Vincent Katz.

Opening Events: Friday, July 15, 2011
"The Modern Realism of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth"

John Wilmerding, Christopher Binyon Sarofim '86 Professor of American Art Emeritus, Princeton University 
5:00 p.m., Room 151, Cleaveland Hall


Reception and Opening Remarks

6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967, Untitled (Rocks and Sea), 1916-1919, oil on wood, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Josephine N. Hopper Bequest
Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967, Untitled (Rocks and Shore), 1916-1919, oil on wood, © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photography by Robert E. Mates

Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967, The Dories, Ogunquit, 1914, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Josephine N. Hopper Bequest