Saturday, June 11
10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Image credit: Edward Hopper, Sun on Prospect Street (Gloucester, Mass), 1934, oil on canvas (Cincinnati Art Museum).
This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.
Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.
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American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. During his second visit to Cape Ann in 1923, Hopper courted the young artist Josephine Nivison. He also began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. In 1924, Hopper and Nivison who were newly married returned to Gloucester on an extended honeymoon and continued to explore the area by foot and streetcar.
Upcoming Hopper’s Houses Walking Tours: June 25, July 1, July 23, July 30, August 12, August 27