Renowned Interior Designer Ernest de la Torre and Architect Walter Cain to Reimagine Edward Hopper’s Bedroom in his Nyack Home
On view October 2, 2016 – May 31, 2017
The Edward Hopper House is pleased to announce the restaging of Edward Hopper’s bedroom from October 2, 2016 to May 31, 2017. The bedroom in the historic house in which Hopper spent the first 28 years of his life will be transformed into a showcase designed in period style by Architectural Digest featured designer Ernest de la Torre, and architect Walter Cain.
The staging of Hopper’s bedroom is a fitting acknowledgement of the profound impact the space had on his artistic development. Growing up with a view of the Hudson River from his bedroom window, young Edward was drawn to its banks. He would spend hours at the village docks and shipyards, sketching and watching the building and rigging of boats. The activity on the river is captured in many of Hopper’s early
drawings and paintings, and boats and seascapes remained common subjects in his art throughout his life.
Also central to his artistic development was the so-called “Hudson River light” of Nyack. The strong rays of morning sunlight streaming through the east facing windows of his bedroom room create shifting patterns of light and shadow on the floor. Hopper incorporated these tangible blocks of sunlight into many of his early paintings and later iconic masterpieces. Visitors to this showcase will be able to appreciate all the unique features of the bedroom that so inspired Edward Hopper and led him on his creative path.
Due to the historic nature of the house and other limitations, the second floor room is only accessible by stairs.
We are also offering Hopper fans a special opportunity to spend a night in the reimagined bedroom through an online and live auction. Visit our website for details, or go to www.biddingforgood.com/edwardhopper.
ABOUT THE EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE
Edward Hopper House Art Center is the Birthplace of artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) and was his primary residence until 1910. Since 1971 it has been a non-profit art center with a mission to preserve Hopper’s birthplace and to encourage community engagement with the arts.
GALLERY HOURS: Wed.-Sun., 12-5 PM or by appointment; Open until 8 PM on the first Friday of each month. Public tours Saturdays at 1 PM. Call Hopper House to arrange tours for groups at other times (for additional fee).
ADMISSION: Free for members and 16 & under; $2 students 17 & above; $5 seniors; $7 adults. Free for all visitors on the first Friday of each month. Additional fee for private tours. Discount packages available at Metro North: mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/outbound_edward_hopper.