Sunday, November 14, 3-4:30pm
THE ARTIST COUPLE: A Studio Talk & Visit with Liliane Tomasko & Sean Scully
Many artist partners of the global art world—from early power couples like Wassily Kandinsky/Gabriele Münter to the iconic relationships of Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera and Jackson Pollock/Lee Krasner—have long captivated the public’s attention. As artists, they share their personal and creative lives in and out of the studio, impacting one another’s work to varying degrees.
Edward and Josephine Hopper with Cat, ca. 1960, Photographer unknown. Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, NY; The Sanborn Josephine Nivison Hopper Collection
The Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center now aims with its new exhibition, Josephine Nivison Hopper: Edward’s Muse (on view now to February 20, 2022), to bring Josephine (Jo) Nivison Hopper (1883-1968) into the spotlight after struggling for recognition in the shadow of her more famous husband, Edward Hopper (1882-1967). While Jo posed for her spouse’s renowned canvases, she also painted alongside him during their courtship and 43-year marriage, and had, as guest curator Elizabeth Thompson Colleary posits, a significant influence on Edward’s creative output.
To celebrate Edward’s Muse, world renowned artists Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully are opening the doors of their Tappan, NY studio complex to discuss, as husband and wife side by side, how they navigate this terrain yet forge their own distinct artistic disciplines and careers while working in adjacent studios. Their conversation will be followed by a Q & A session, a tour of their respective studios, and conclude with wine outdoors in the studio grounds, which are maintained with minimal intervention as a nature refuge. There you can also explore, on foot, seven major outdoor sculptures by Scully.
Edward Hopper House Members Special:
In addition to a discounted ticket, Ms. Tomasko and Mr. Scully are generously offering New & Current Members in attendance a chance in a special drawing to take home a set of three important exhibition catalogs from 2021:
The health and well-being of our visitors, our community, and our team are important to us. Mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated people is optional but recommended for everyone else over the age of 2, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health (DOH) and local guidelines.
Edward Hopper House is supported in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.