When SAM opened its new addition last year, the most famous of its newly promised gifts, Edward Hopper’s "Chop Suey," was out on tour. Now SAM is welcoming "Chop Suey" back to town with a very modest-sized exhibition of related Hopper works, but as KUOW art critic Gary Faigin points out – size isn’t everything.
Say, for the sake of argument, that the economic party is indeed over. As museums face leaner times, we may well see more exhibitions like the two-room Edward Hopper Women currently at SAM . If so, this well thought-out survey can serve as a good model for what such shows can aim to accomplish.