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Fenimore Art Museum Presents A Window Into Edward Hopper

The Fenimore Art Museum presents A Window Into Edward Hopper, an exhibition on view through September 11, 2011.

Edward Hopper, one of the most well-known 20th century artists, played a key role in bridging the gap between traditionalists and modernists. His work is rooted in realism but his streamlined compositions capture the essence of modern American life. The exhibition focuses solely on Hopper and the evolution of his work over a lifetime, giving visitors a deeper insight into the man, his process, and his art. Approximately 45 pieces will be on display including watercolors, etchings, sketches, and oil paintings.

In an innovative collaborative program with The Glimmerglass Festival, the Museum is showcasing the work of Edward Hopper to coincide with the Festival’s presentation of Later the Same Evening, an opera based on Hopper’s paintings.

Sponsored in part by: The Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Image: Edward Hopper Freight Cars, Gloucester, 1929. Oil on Canvas, 29 x 40 1/8. Gift of Edward Wales Root in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Addison Gallery. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

The Fenimore Art Museum is the showcase of the New York State Historical Association, which is the not-for-profit corporate entity governing the operations of the museum. The New York State Historical Association was founded in 1899 by New Yorkers who were interested in promoting greater knowledge of the early history of the state. They hoped to encourage original research, to educate general audiences by means of lectures and publications, to mark places of historic interest with tablets or signs, and to start a library and museum to hold manuscripts, paintings, and objects associated with the history of the state.

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