When the Whitney Studio Club opened in 1918, one of its primary goals was to host affordable life drawing classes. Edward Hopper attended the classes regularly between 1920 and 1925, making hundreds of drawings there—several of which are featured on the first floor. 

Installation view of America Is Hard to See (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1–September 27, 2015). Photography by Ronald Amstutz

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