Written by on 27.10.23

New York City is filled with so many great museums that you may have been to, but when a special exhibit comes around worthy of attention, then it’s time to revisit. That’s exactly what’s 

Happening at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This fall, the museum is offering a peek into the city that the respected painter Edward Hopper portrayed in some of  his works like “Automat” (1927), “Early Sunday Morning” (1930), “Room in New York” (1932), and more.

“Edward Hopper’s New York,” is on display from October 19 to March 5, 2023. The exhibit will showcase more than 200 paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings from the Whitney’s collection. Also on display will be loans from public and private collections, and archival materials including printed ephemera, photographs, correspondence, and notebooks.

These works serve as a record of a changing city. For instance, the artist’s cityscapes will be shown together for the first time in a section called “The Horizontal City.” Five paintings made between 1928 and 1935—”Early Sunday Morning,” “Manhattan Bridge Loop,” “Blackwell’s Island,” “Apartment Houses, East River,” and “Macombs Dam Bridge”—all share nearly identical dimensions and format. Seen together they offer invaluable insight into Hopper’s contrarian vision of the growing city at a time when New York was increasingly defined by its relentless skyward development.

“Edward Hopper’s New York offers a remarkable opportunity to celebrate an ever-changing yet timeless city through the work of an American icon,” says Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum. “As New York bounces back after two challenging years of global pandemic, this exhibition reconsiders the life and work of Edward Hopper, serves as a barometer of our times, and introduces a new generation of audiences to Hopper’s work by a new generation of scholars. This exhibition offers fresh perspectives and radical new insights.”


The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort St. They are open Saturday through Monday from 10:30 to 6 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 6 pm, Friday 10:30 to 10 pm. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. Call 212-570-3600. Tickets are 25.00.