The Eyes See What the Heart Feels

From the Archives of Photographer & Painter Adger Cowans

headshot of Adger Cowans

This exhibition takes a sweeping retrospective look at the life and work of photographer and painter Adger Cowans. Materials from his archives display key thematic moments from the late 1950s to the present including water studies, jazz portraits, Hollywood portraits, and street scenes. Also featured are a selection of paintings and the production archives of the autobiographical artists’ book published out of a collaboration between Cowans and 21st Editions that reveals the spiritual nature of this master photographer and painter.

A new book on Adger Cowans is part of the 21st Editions series, which is included in the University Libraries’ Francis V. Gorman Rare Art Books & Media Collection.

Exhibit details

What: “The Eyes See What the Heart Feels: From the Archives of Photographer & Painter Adger Cowans”
When: Sept. 12, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, main gallery
Hours: Open during building hours at Elmer L. Andersen Library
Curator: Deborah Ultan
Exhibit designer: Darren Terpstra

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