My Dear Mr. Hopper

Famously known as an introvert and a recluse, Edward Hopper's close friends were few and love interests fewer, with only two known relationships before his marriage to beloved wife, Josephine. The discovery of 58 previously unknown letters and one note from Alta Hilsdale brings to light a previously unknown romance. Author and art historian Elizabeth Thompson Colleary was given one of the first looks at the correspondence, detailing a loving yet frequently cantankerous relationship. Join her for a look at these letters, Hopper's relationship with Hilsdale and his artist-wife Jo, and what they reveal about this shy and reclusive American artist.

January 17, 2014
Horchow Auditorium


  • Exhibition and Other Lectures