Celebrating Edward Hopper's Legacy

A season of "After Hopper" events and exhibitions
“Lighthouse at Dusk” oil on canvas Steve Kennedy. (Courtesy of Addison Art Gallery)

Artists and collectors flock to Cape Cod from all across the globe, just to see the sites that Edward Hopper painted. Half a century after his death, new generations continue to be inspired by his work and the area that this great American painter chose as his home. Creative people in all fields learn from those who have gone before: while honoring their teachers, they add their own talents and experience, their own selves, and make something new. Acknowledging and ever grateful for Edward Hopper’s influence, “After Hopper” celebrates the artists of today who continue to pursue Hopper’s path in their own unique ways. 

The Addison Art Gallery has joined with a multiple of organizations to invite the public to this summer season’s "After Hopper" events and exhibitions of work created by contemporary artists inspired by Edward Hopper and Cape Cod.

For more information, please call the Addison Art Gallery at 508.255.6200 or email [email protected].

After Hopper in Eastham

Eastham Public Library

190 Samoset Road, Eastham

The “After Hopper” exhibit will be on display in this magnificent new library building for the entire month of June.

“Hopper’s style endures because it gives us a sense of simpler times, helping us to reflect on what is really important in life. This is especially important because of the impact of technology which can be so isolating. Important too because families are so scattered these days. There is so much right now that is troubling ranging from national and internal politics to economics.

“It also helps us to understand who we are and our sense of place. We are so lucky to live on the Cape and have so many passionate volunteers protecting our cultural resources. People ranging from those involved with the Peaked Hill Trust in Provincetown preserving the Dune Shacks to the Eastham Historic Commission, documenting the properties in our historic district -- and helping to provide funding through Community Preservation Funds: such as our original 1897 VIS (Village Improvement Society) library building, to Eastham Historical Society's Schoolhouse Museum and Swift Daley house to the upcoming restoration of our neighbor, the Chapel in the Pines - a building Hopper painted.” — Debra DeJonker-Berry, Director, Eastham Library

Saturday, June 17 from 9 am to noon

Plein Air Painting in Eastham

Watch over a dozen artists create paintings on the Library grounds and other Eastham sites, and come see the finished paintings at the afternoon reception which will feature the wet paintings and studio works.

Saturday, June 17 3:30 to 5 

After Hopper in Eastham Reception

Join artists and friends in the beautiful new Eastham Library for an exhibition of works by contemporary artists influenced by Edward Hopper and the places he painted. The show will include studio works and wet paintings completed that morning. Music by talented jazz pianist Sue Keller.

 

Chapel in the Pines

220 Samoset Road, Eastham

Saturday, June 17 at 5 pm

Edward Hopper in Eastham

Bob Seay, newsman for WGBH radio, will present a talk and slide show on Edward Hopper’s Eastham paintings including one he did of the Chapel. This is a Chapel in the Pines event. 508.451.5204

 


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