Gloucester Daily Times: Music, art and other fall fun; Edward Hopper Symposium

September 28, 2023

Edward Hopper symposium

Cape Ann Museum will host the symposium “Cape Ann & the Making of Edward Hopper” starting with a keynote lecture Friday evening and continuing with the program on Saturday with top scholars in various events throughout the day. Lunch is included along with a visit to the exhibition.

The launch event is Friday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. with the talk “Edward Hopper’s American Things,” with Erika Doss, art historian and author of “American Art of the 20th–21st Centuries” (2017), and “Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Religion” (2022).

Saturday brings a host of programs for this in-depth examination of how Cape Ann shaped Edward Hopper’s career. The day features lectures with: Elliot Bostwick Davis, guest curator of “Edward Hopper & Cape Ann”; Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. Two panel discussions will be offered with: Oliver Barker, Cape Ann Museum director; Adam Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Virginia Mecklenburg, of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Kathleen A. Foster, of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Joachim Homann, of Harvard Art Museums.

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