American Moderns in Watercolor: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries
December 22, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Edward Hopper and his contemporaries John Marin, Stuart Davis, and Charles Burchfield were increasingly on the move, either by car or foot, observing the changing American landscape. This exhibition explores how these modern artists uniquely embraced the portable medium of watercolor, experimenting with new subjects, styles, and techniques. American Moderns in Watercolor brings back on view a selection of beloved watercolor masterworks from the museum’s collection.
Jan. 16 | Art in Focus: John Marin, From the Bridge, N.Y.C.
Feb. 1 | Gallery Talk: American Moderns in Watercolor
Feb. 7 | Art After Dark: Color My World
Feb. 27 | Gallery Talk: American Moderns in Watercolor
Mar. 1 & 2 | Film: Hopper Stories preceded by a 1:15 pm tour
Mar. 15 | Gallery Talk: American Moderns in Watercolor
January 19 – February 24, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm
Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum provided by Newman’s Own Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.
Images: Edward Hopper, Marshall’s House (detail), 1932, Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on wove paper, Purchased through the gift of Henry and Walter Keney, 1933.93. © 2018 Heirs of Josephine Hopper / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; Stuart Davis, Gas Pumps (detail), 1935, Opaque watercolor, with pen and black ink, on illustration board, Gift of Henry E. Schnakenberg, 1952.388. © 2018 Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; John Marin, From the Bridge, N.Y.C. (detail), 1933, Opaque and transparent watercolor with charcoal and collage on wove paper, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1948.479. © 2018 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.