Hopper Happens

Since Edward Hopper was famous for his interiors, the images of his women projected on the windows of his childhood home in Nyack, N.Y. last week had an eerily voyeuristic resonance. They’re the work of Kristina Burns, an artist in residence at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, who has organized a festival called Hopper Happens, to coincide with the show Edward Hopper, Prelude:The Nyack Years.The latter (also at the Hopper House) will include pieces the artist painted in Nyack, some of which have never been shown. Here’s his Nyack bedroom (1905-6):

From May to July, Hopper Happens will feature installations by local artists and set designers; paintings, poetry, and film inspired by or reminiscent of the artist; Hopper themed Flash Mob Fridays; and an online bulletin board where locals can post photos of Hopperesque buildings, streetscapes or houses, which is easy, since they’re all over this town:

If you stroll of few blocks north of The Hopper House on Broadway, you’ll see Helen Hayes’ former home, Pretty Penny (which Hopper painted); go south and see the house where Carson McCullers lived for nearly half a century (here she is the day Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, and Isak Dinesen came to lunch); and, farther south on Piermont Avenue: the childhood home of Joseph Cornell.