Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Edward Hopper Watercolor on View at Reynolda House Community Day
The Whilney Museum of American Art in New York is lending two paintings by Edward Hopper to Reynolda House this spring in return for the loan of its Chuck Close series which will continue to be shown in a traveling exhibit curated by the Whitney.
The paintings recall the many summers Hopper spent on the New England coast. The Dories, Ogunquit was painted in 1914 several years after his last trip lo Europe when he turned to marine subjects as well as interiors and cityscapes. "It took me," he said, "ten years to get over Europe."
Cape Cod Sunset, 1934, was painted after Hopper and his wife Jo had built a house in South Truro after several years of renting a cottage there. The scene shows his strong interest in the effects of light and shadow.
The paintings and House at Eastham, a watercolor on loan from Barbara Millhouse, will be on view at Reynolda House's spring community day on April 18, 1999. In addition to entertainment and refreshments, admission to the museum that Sunday afternoon is free.
Right: House at Eastham, 1932, watercolor on paper, private collection.
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