Edward Hopper Exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Closing Soon!

Edward Hopper Exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Closing Soon!

Cedar Rapids, Iowa—The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art exhibition Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and a companion exhibition Hopper’s World: New York, Cape Cod and Beyond is closing on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Don’t miss the opportunity to view one of the great masters in American Art!

Image Credit: Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Night Shadows, 1921. Etching: sheet, 12 × 15 15/16 in. (30.5 × 40.5 cm); plate, 6 7/8 × 8 1/4 in. (17.5 × 21 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1047. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art

CRMA Executive Director Sean Ulmer stated “The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is thrilled to be loaning twenty-seven works to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York for their landmark exhibition Grant Wood:  American Gothic and Other Fables.  It has been an intense and productive two-year period of working with this prestigious institution to help craft their vision for this exhibition.  We are excited to share Grant Wood’s accomplishments with a wider audience!  We are equally excited to be welcoming a stellar and focused exhibition of work by Edward Hopper, all drawn from the Whitney’s deep collection of work by the artist.  Hopper, like Wood, was one of the premiere American artists of the twentieth century and this exhibition allows us to not only share his work with a Midwestern audience but also to analyze currents in early twentieth century American art.  A companion exhibition, Hopper’s World, is drawn from our own rich collection and looks at how other artists approached the subjects that Hopper returned to frequently throughout his career.  This exhibition will include key works by Grant Wood and Marvin Cone and allow for thought-provoking comparisons.  It will be a terrific moment to experience the CRMA!”

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) had a profound influence on the art of the twentieth century.  From the late 1920s Hopper was recognized as one of the most influential American artists, praised for his mastery at painting light, for his eloquent realism, and for his unique awareness to modern American life.  He excelled as a painter in oils, as a watercolorist, and as a printmaker.  His work is known for capturing poignant, stark, rural and urban scenes and the individual’s place within them.  Though he had no formal students, many artists have cited him as an influence, including Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, and Mark Rothko.  Filmmakers and writers have drawn inspiration from Hopper’s works, his dramatic use of light and dark often being suggestive of film noir and period novels.  He is quoted as saying, “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

These exhibitions have been made possible by The McIntyre Foundation.  Additional support has been provided by the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

For more information, please visit www.crma.org.  For exhibition details Click Here, or call 319.366.7503.

 The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art administers the Grant Wood Studio (member of HAHS). To plan a visit to the studio Click Here.

A related exhibition on Grant Wood, which includes loans from Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is on view at the Whitney Museum, through June 10.

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 The mission of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is to excite, engage and educate our community and visitors through our collection, exhibitions and programs. The Museum’s collection contains more than 7,700 works of art by hundreds of artists, including the world's largest collection of works by Grant Wood. For more information on exhibitions or related programs call the Museum at 319.366.7503 or visit the Museum's web site at www.crma.org. Museum Hours: noon to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday; 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. on Saturday