Day Trip: Edward Hopper at the Whitney Museum

November 04, 2010

'Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time' at the Whitney

What: A new exhibition about Edward Hopper that examines his work in relationship to that of his contemporaries. Whitney Museum curator Barbara Haskell and assistant Sasha Nicholas have done a service for Hopper's many fans by showing his work within the broader artistic community of his era. "Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time" features about 85 works in a range of media by Hopper and his associates, including some of Hopper's rarely exhibited early paintings and works on paper. One of his earliest champions was Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, whose advocacy of Hopper and other early American modernists led to the founding of the Whitney Museum.

Where: The Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Ave. at 75th Street, New York

When: Through April 10

How much: General admission is $18.

What's nearby: The Whitney Museum is about a block from Central Park. It's also within a few blocks of the Frick Collection, a small art museum housed in what was once an opulent mansion.

Information: Go to whitney.org or call 212-570-3600.

— Wire service and staff reports

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