Three Weeks Left on the Hopper Exhibit

Nighthawks In an age when art is any and everything from three panels of canvas painted white to a piece of wood nailed to the wall, it’s nice that we can revisit some of those artists who could, well, paint something. Edward Hopper has long been one of my favorite artists, his lines are simple and evocative, his portraits austere and realist and his work is just incredible. His paintings have hung in the National Gallery of Art in an eponymous exhibit since September, but there are just three weeks left before it moves on to Chicago.

Go and see it. The NGA is free and open to the public at large. They’re only open til 5pm, during the week, so I might recommend a lunchtime at the Gallery, wandering through to see Nighthawks and Automat or to catch the Steve Martin-narrated film. I know I’m trying to make it before they close. Anyone else want to come with me?

3 Comments so far

  1. WFY (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

    It was very crowded the weekend that I went there. It is too bad that the NGA doesn’t have evening hours once a week like some other museums.

  2. Mik (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    I’ll come with you if you pay for my airfare and buy me an Italian Store sub. Embarrassingly enough, I’d never heard of Hopper until the boyfriend got all excited by a print of his he bought at the MOMA and had brilliantly framed.

  3. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    Huh. I didn’t even know that Nighthawks was out on loan from the Art Institute.

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