Through May, 2017
The Edward Hopper House is pleased to announce the restaging of Edward Hopper’s bedroom. The bedroom, in which Hopper spent the first 28 years of his life, will be transformed into a showcase designed in period style by Ernest de la Torre, listed as one of Elle Décor’s top 25 designers and featured designer in Architectural Digest, as well as Piermont resident 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 Hopper was inevitably 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 would create shifting patterns of light and shadow on the floor and walls. Hopper incorporated these tangible blocks of sunlight into early paintings and many of his later 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 the stairs.
free for children, $2 for students, $5 for seniors, $7 for adults
82 North Broadway