Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries
Jonathan Ribner, a professor in Boston University’s department of Art History, will be celebrating the Edward Hopper special exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, May 6-August 19, 2007. Hopper is one of the most "enduringly popular American artists of the twentieth century. He created evocative settings and populated them with characters whose emotions and motivations intrigue and elude us." The lecture series will commence with an exploration of Hopper’s "Genealogy" in terms of American traditions of genre, figural, and landscape painting. National responses to modernism are also reviewed. Professor Ribner’s second lecture, "Mostly Hopper," will highlight Hopper’s paintings and illustrations. The series will close with a discussion of "Hopper’s Legacies" as a survey of American art since Hopper’s death. It is advisable that you get to see the show at the MFA either before or during this series. You will, however, have the opportunity to view reproductions of Hopper’s paintings and others during this series.
Evergreen programs are half-price for retired Boston University faculty and staff. Please contact the Evergreen Office at 617-353-9852 for registration and additional information.