Edward Hopper's Rooms by the Sea.
1951; Oil on canvas, 29 x 40 inches; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Image from: WebMuseum Hopper, Edward Interior scenes

Students, begin by looking at the painting and listing at least eight objects you see. Next, take a minute to discuss with your classmates how the items on your list could be symbolic of the immigrant experience. On the back of the picture or on a separate paper write the title "Immigration". Write a short essay on how this painting speaks to the topic of immigration and specifically how it speaks to your own personal immigration experience.

Created by: Carol Tureski [email protected] Last updated: October 23, 2000