While the vacation and travel industries in the U.S. have all but come to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields can explore their ambitions and memories of wanderlust vicariously through the new exhibition, Edward Hopper and the American Hotel now on display through Oct. 25.

The exhibition provides an in-depth look into American artist Edward Hopper’s prolific painting career and his deep relationship with, and interest in, hotels, motels, and boarding houses throughout the U.S. and Mexico. 

© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Obj. No. 53.8 Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) House at Dusk, 1935 Oil on canvas 36¼”H x 50”W 92.1 cm x 127 cm Note: Signed lower left E. Hopper Image must be credited with the following collection and photo credit lines: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. John Barton Payne Fund. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

"Hotel Lobby" by Edward Hopper

"Hotel Lobby" by Edward Hopper

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Kyle Herrington is an artist and curator who has worked in the Indianapolis arts community for over 14 years. He is especially passionate in sharing the perspectives of emerging artists other marginalized and underrepresented voices through his work.

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