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The Illustrious Career of Adger Cowans

Date: 03-30-2022

Time: 05:00 PM

Location: Barone Campus Center

Deborah Willis, PhD joins photographer Adger Cowans to discuss the artist’s work, in a conversation moderated by Halima Taha, curator of Adger Cowans: Sense and Sensibility. The conversation will be followed by a reception.

This event is part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation.

We invite you to join the conversation via the following options:

  • In person in the Dogwood Room in the Barone Campus Center
  • Streaming via

Please note:

  • There will be no food and drink served at this event
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.

About the exhibition: Adger Cowans (American, b. 1936) is a celebrated photographer whose wide-ranging work includes the civil rights movement, jazz musicians, landscape, and artistic studies of the human form, water, and light. He is also one of the founding members of Kamoinge, a Black photographers collective whose mission is to ‘Honor, document, preserve and represent the history and culture of the African Diaspora with integrity and respect for humanity through the lens of Black Photographers.’ This exhibition, curated by Halima Taha, presents Cowans’s use of photography to articulate the beauty within the human condition and the world we live in with over fifty images from his illustrious career. Integral to Cowan’s work is his conscious effort to remain “close to the natural movement of the universe through the vibrancy of life. I take a picture with my heart, not my eyes. The eyes see what the heart feels.”

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