Look, she’s even on Tumblr!
Like, you know, whatever.
Join us this Thursday, as artists Dawn Clements, Gregory Crewdson, and Eric Fischl discuss Edward Hopper's lasting legacy on the work and practice of today’s artists with critic and writer Peter Schjeldahl.
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for Office at Night, 1940. Fabricated chalk and charcoal on paper, 15 1/16 × 19 5/8 in. (38.3 × 49.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.340. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Digital image © Whitney Museum of American Art
Today’s Caturday offering gives you three felines for the price of one (the price, as with everything at the Library, is, of course, free). This is a 1907 book illustration from our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection by the one and only Beatrix Potter - who will be featured in an upcoming, amazing, free exhibition at the Library called The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It will open to the pubic on Friday, June 21 - be sure to come to our 42nd Street Library and check it out. A Beatrix Potter drawing will be in the show, along with recordings of E.B. White reading excerpts of Charlotte’s Web, a manuscript of The Secret Garden, the copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that Lewis Carroll gave to the woman who inspired the character, and much, much more. The exhibition explores children’s literature and why it has been - and continues to be - so important to individuals, and to society as a whole. So mark your calendars to June 21 - and happy Caturday!