On this date back in 1882, Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882-May 15, 1967) was born in Nyack, New York. Don’t miss Norman Rockwell Museum’s current exhibition, “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator,” which explores this little-known aspect of the realist master’s career; a gallery tour of the exhibition is planned for Tuesday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m., and an evening lecture with Hopper scholar, Gail Levin, Ph.D., will be held on Thursday, July 24, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Looking to get creative this summer vacation? Enjoy children’s art workshops held both inside and outside at Norman Rockwell Museum.
Summer Sketch Club
Tuesdays, July 8 through August 26
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; ages 7 and up
Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience
Wednesdays, July 9-August 27
Gail Levin, Ph.D., the acknowledged authority on American realist painter Edward Hopper, will present a talk about the artist at Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, July 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening lecture is presented as part of the series, “Impossible Craft: The Artist’s Biography,” to be held at the Museum during the month of July.
I am very excited to be joining a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers at Norman Rockwell Museum. Anyone reading this blog already knows what a special place this is; the museum building gives the visitor a comfortable and pleasant way to experience Norman Rockwell’s works, and also to see whatever special exhibitions the museum offers.
In his 1960 autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator, Norman Rockwell provides a revealing chapter that documents his process of creating the iconic painting, Family Tree (1959). Keeping with the family theme, the artist asked his son/writer Tom Rockwell to help with the book.
Learn more about the challenges of this time-honored craft during Norman Rockwell Museum’s new Thursday night lecture series, “Impossible Craft: The Artist’s Biography.” Next up: a look at the life of American realist master, Edward Hopper, with biographer, Gail Levin, Ph.D. on Thursday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.