Modern Life
Edward Hopper and His Time

Sept. 26, 2009 – Jan. 17, 2010 Deze tentoonstelling is afgelopen
American modern art at the beginning of the twentieth century has been associated in Europe with one artist in particular: Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967). Hopper's work is characterized by empty streets and landscapes, desolate buildings and by solitary figures in an urban setting. The places depicted in his paintings continue to shape our image of America.

Edward Hopper and His Time 

In the spacious daylight hall of the Kunsthal, the exhibition Modern Life. Edward Hopper and His Time presents eight top works by Hopper together with over ninety master pieces from the collection of the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in New York. For the very first time ever works by Edward Hopper are shown within the context of their time, together with works by famous artists like Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Man Ray, Lyonel Feininger, Grant Wood and Alfred Stieglitz. Through paintings, works on paper, sculptures and photographs the exhibition presents a splendid impression of the development of modern art in America and sheds new light on the oeuvre of Hopper.

400 Year New York

The exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam takes place as part of the celebration of 400 years New York (1609 - 2009). The exhibition has been compiled by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and is currently on display in the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg. After Rotterdam the exhibition most likely travels on to the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, Italy (February - May 2010).

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At Waanders Publishers an exhaustive catalogue in Dutch is to appear, while various additional activities will be organized. 

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