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Opening-Night Party: Hopper Drawing

Part of Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process

Kick off the exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process with music, fashion, and films that capture Edward Hopper’s America. Dress up in your favorite 1930s or ’40s look, peek into Old School Art School, sip cocktails of the era from the cash bar, and catch a screening of The Savage Eye, which “looks like a Hopper canvas set in motion and filmed in black and white” (New York Times).

Schedule of Events

Film: The Savage Eye, 6:30 and 8 pm

Directed by Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, and Joseph Strick
Lecture Room
“If anyone wants to see what America is, go and see a movie called The Savage Eye,” enthused Edward Hopper about this key film of American New Wave Cinema. Incorporating documentary sequences and a cinema vérité visual approach, the film captures the solitude of urban life shared in the artist’s work. 1960, video, 68 minutes.

Old School Art School, 6–8 pm

Target and Friedman Galleries
A fully functioning studio built within the exhibition offers visitors drop-in drawing opportunities as well as instructor-led classes on select Thursdays and Saturdays. Tonight, catch a demo session by the Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art.

Office at Night Photobooth, 5–9 pm

Cargill Lounge
Step inside and create your own scene in our photobooth styled with 1940s-era props to re-create Hopper’s iconic painting Office at Night. Dress for the part!


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