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Summer 1923 – Celebrating 100 Years

Although they had met before, it was not until summer 1923 when Josephine Nivison and Edward Hopper came to Gloucester, MA to paint, that they started to court.

At Jo’s urging Ed started to use watercolors to capture the light and later that year she arranged for his work to be up next to hers in a show at the Brooklyn Museum that would help launch his career. Remembering Good Harbor Beach takes you from this first summer in Gloucester to 16 years later at their summer home in Truro, as it delves into the complicated relationship of this artist couple. It is often forgotten that Jo was an artist in her own right, her work hanging next to that of Picasso, Modigliani and others. The play recognizes her talent and gives her, her due. This two-character 30-minute one-act play set on two Massachusetts Capes, Cape Ann and Cape Cod, will be presented in a wide variety of arts and cultural venues throughout the region this year, the 100th anniversary of the summer that would be so pivotal.

After a staged reading of the play by local actors John Dennis Anderson and Jarice Hanson, PAAM’s CEO, Christine McCarthy, will speak about how some of the Hoppers’ artwork and memorabilia came to become a part of PAAM’s permanent collection.

Admission is $20, paid at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm, no reservations.

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