Bank of America is honored to sponsor Edward Hopper’s New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art through March 5, 2023. This extraordinary exhibition offers an unprecedented examination of the life and work of Edward Hopper, who moved to New York in 1908 and spent most of his time living and working in a top-floor apartment at Washington Square in Greenwich Village from 1913 until his death in 1967.
The installation is divided into eight sections and spans the artist’s entire career. It opens with early sketches, prints and illustrations of city life created while Hopper was an art student at the New York School of Illustration and the New York School of Art and commuted to the metropolis from his hometown of Nyack, New York, via ferry.
Once a permanent resident, Hopper first found success as an illustrator, and featured in a section of the exhibition are works commissioned for magazines and advertisements showcasing theaters, restaurants, offices and city dwellers.
Four galleries are dedicated to many of Hopper’s most celebrated paintings, which bring focus to the ordinary physical and social aspects of urban life. Among them are Automat, 1927; Early Sunday Morning, 1930; Room in New York, 1932; New York Movie, 1939; and Morning Sun, 1952. Lesser-known Hopper compositions include a series of watercolors of city rooftops and bridges.
Also on display are a selection of watercolors created by Hopper’s wife, Josephine (Jo) Verstille Nivison, which capture scenes from their home together. Nivison supported her husband’s artistic work by serving as a model and as chief record-keeper of his business affairs.
Taken together, the works in Edward Hopper’s New York present a comprehensive and compelling portrait of an iconic and ever-changing city as experienced by an iconic American artist.
During the run of the exhibition only, the Whitney Museum of American Art will participate in Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program, which provides our cardholders with one free general admission on the first full weekend of every month. For more information about the program, including our roster of more than 225 cultural partners across the U.S., please visit Museums on Us®.