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Dallas Museum of Art opens Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process

The Dallas Museum of Art presents Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process an exhibition on view November 17, 2013, through February 16, 2014, featuring more than two hundred works by the artist, including drawings, watercolors, prints, and paintings.

The exhibition highlights Hopper’s process and the way in which the artist transformed ordinary subjects, from an open road or a bedroom, into extraordinary images. Hopper Drawing is based on the research on more than 2,500 works on paper by Hopper in the Whitney collection. These pieces trace the artist’s process of observation, reflection, and invention that was central to the development of his poetic and famously uncanny paintings. The works on view will span the artist’s career, from early drawing exercises of his student days to his later paintings, and are concentrated on mid-century works on paper related to his best-known oil paintings. The exhibition is organized into sections to address specific themes, series, and pairs of works. Hopper developed themes in pairs or serially over decades, and understanding these continuities is crucial to enlightening us about Hopper’s approach to the problem of making art.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas TX 75201