Happy Art Museum Day!

Edward Hopper House, located at 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY, 10960
Today is Art Museum Day, and instead of talking about all the big names that everyone is already well aware of and probably have been to at some point, I would like to discuss a little house, located in a small town of Nyack, in upstate New York. This house, built in 1858, was the birthplace and childhood home to American printmaker and realist painter Edward Hopper. Hopper was born in the house, which is located at 82 North Broadway, in 1882, and upon graduating from Nyack High School in 1899, would commute between Nyack and New York City for his attendance at the New York School of Illustrating, transferring to the New York School of Art soon thereafter. In 1913 Hopper moved into an apartment at 3 Washington Square North, where he lived for most of his life, but continued to visit his sister frequently, Marion, who still resided at the house. One of Hopper’s earliest works, Artist’s Bedroom, Nyack, c. 1905-6, which is now in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, depicts his bedroom in the house, and due to the incredible preservation of the house by the Board of the Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Foundation, you too can experience the indescribable feeling of standing inside of the bedroom of one of the greatest American artists. The Edward Hopper House is located at 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960

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