The mission of the Edward Hopper House is to celebrate Edward Hopper’s legacy by preserving his birthplace, family home and archive while serving as a resource for scholars and artists and nurturing community engagement with the arts.
PURPOSE: The Edward Hopper House gives depth to an artist whose honest representation of life in America perennially evokes both contemplation and reflection.
PROMISE: The House celebrates and advances the legacy of Edward Hopper through artifacts, photography and exhibitions of artists inspired by the iconic painter.
PLACE: It was built in 1858 by the maternal grandfather of the renowned American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967), and served as his primary residence until 1910. After Hopper’s death the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.