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Exhibit opening: The Eyes See What the Heart Feels

September 21, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

headshot of Adger Cowans

Join us to celebrate the work of photographer and painter Adger Cowans. The Temple Trio musicians — Anthony Cox (cello), Scott Fultz (saxophone), and Davu Seru (drums) — will improvise to sketches by Cowans, accompanying this special opportunity to view the exhibit, mingle with friends, and welcome the artist. Reservations requested.


Please note: A panel discussion with artist Adger Cowans takes place Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30-11 a.m. Please make a reservation separately to attend the panel discussion.

Event details

What: Exhibit opening for “The Eyes See What the Heart Feels: From the Archives of Photographer & Painter Adger Cowans”
When: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium

About the exhibit

The exhibition takes a sweeping retrospective look at the life and work of 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.

Open Sept. 12, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023
Exhibit curator: Deborah Ultan | Exhibit designer: Darren Terpstra


September 21, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium Gallery
221 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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