About this Event

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Production stills of Hopper: An American Love Story Written & directed by Phil Grabsky. Music by Simon Farmer.

Edward Hopper’s work is the most recognizable art in America–popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influences by his art–but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work? 

This new film takes a deep look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships. 

From his early career as an illustrator; his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manager; his critical and commercial acclaim; and in his own words – this film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush…

Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, Hopper: An American Love Story brings to life America’s arguably most influential artist. 

Released to coincide with the major Hopper exhibition Edward Hopper’s New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 2022, U.K., DCP, 90 minutes.

Recommended for ages 12+

About WAM Nights: We’re open late on Fridays until 9 pm! Get your weekend started with after-hours access to the galleries, dinner at 1400 by Elderslie (‘Happy Hour’ drinks 3-6 pm), or shopping in the Museum Store. WAM Nights will include programs with artists, musicians, and performers–don’t miss your chance to see the art at WAM in a new way! The museum comes to life with local creatives during WAM Nights!