Spotlight: Edward Hopper House

Edward Hopper House

The Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, New York was the family home of American artist Edward Hopper in the late 1800′s. This house appears in numerous paintings and sketches by the artist throughout his career. In the 1970′s the house, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was in a state of disrepair and faced with demolition when some local residents formed a non-profit organization called the Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Foundation in order to save this piece of local history. The Foundation restored the house and opened a museum and exhibition gallery to the public. The house remains a community arts center featuring arts lectures and lessons and a gallery where visitors can see exhibitions about Hopper’s life and career as well as art exhibits and competitions of works by other local artists.

The house is located in Nyack about twenty miles North of New York City along the Hudson River. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 pm Thursday through Sunday and makes a nice stop on a scenic visit to the Hudson River area. The current gallery exhibition is the Annual Members’ Show. For more information see their website.