"Edward Hopper" at the Grand Palais in Paris

From October 10, 2012 to February 03, 2013
  • Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942 - Huile sur toile, 84,1 x 152,4 cm, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection

    Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942 - Huile sur toile, 84,1 x 152,4 cm, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection

    © The Art Institute of Chicago

  • Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940 - Huile sur toile, 66,7 x 102,2 cm, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1943

    Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940 - Huile sur toile, 66,7 x 102,2 cm, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1943

    © 2012. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New-York/Scala, Florence

  • Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931 - Huile sur toile, 152,4 x 165,7 cm, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931 - Huile sur toile, 152,4 x 165,7 cm, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

  • Edward Hopper, People in the Sun, 1960 - Huile sur toile, 102,6 x 153,4 cm, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

    Edward Hopper, People in the Sun, 1960 - Huile sur toile, 102,6 x 153,4 cm, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

    © 2011 Photo Smithsonian American Art Museum / Art resource / Scala Florence

  • Edward Hopper, Room in New York, 1932 - Huile sur toile, 74,4 x 93 cm, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, UNL-F.M. Hall Collection

    Edward Hopper, Room in New York, 1932 - Huile sur toile, 74,4 x 93 cm, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, UNL-F.M. Hall Collection

    © Sheldon Museum of Art

  • Edward Hopper, The City, 1927 - Huile sur toile, 71,1 x 91,4 cm, Tucson, The University of Arizona Museum of Art Gift of C. Leonard Pfeiffer

    Edward Hopper, The City, 1927 - Huile sur toile, 71,1 x 91,4 cm, Tucson, The University of Arizona Museum of Art Gift of C. Leonard Pfeiffer

    © University of Arizona Museum of Art

"Edward Hopper" at the Grand Palais in Paris 3, Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris fr

Paintings by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) have the deceptive simplicity of myths, a sort of picture-book obviousness. Each one is a concentrate of the hypothetical knowledge and dreams conjured up by the fabulous name of America. Whether they express deep poignancy or explore figments of the imagination, these paintings have been interpreted in the most contradictory ways. A romantic, realist, symbolist and even formalist, Hopper has been enrolled under every possible banner.

The exhibition at the Grand Palais seeks to shed light on this complexity, which is an indication of the richness of Hopper’s oeuvre.

It is divided chronologically into two main parts: the first section covers Hopper’s formative years (1900-1924), comparing his work with that of his contemporaries and art he saw in Paris, which may have influenced him. The second section looks at the art of his mature years, from the first paintings emblematic of his personal style - House by the Railroad - (1924), to his last works (Two Comedians -1966).

An exhibition organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou.

Opening times

  • From 10am to 10pm : from wednesday to saturday.
  • From 10 am to 8pm : on sunday and monday.
  • Closed on tuesday.
  • Open every day from 10am to 10pm during holidays (from October 27 to November 10, 2012 and from December 22, 2012 to January 5, 2013).
  • Closed at 6pm on December 24 and 31. Closed on December 25.

Admission fees and rates

Full rate : 12 € / Reduced rate : 8 € (13 to 25 years old, families) / Free for children under 13 years old

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