Fairfield University Art Museum: Opening Night Event: Adger Cowans: Sense and Sensibility

January 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield University Art Museum

Join us to celebrate the opening of Adger Cowans: Sense and Sensibility, on view in Bellarmine Hall Galleries January 28 – June 18, 2022!

Join us for an opening reception featuring artist Adger Cowans, who will be signing copies of his new book, Adger, published by 21st Editions, accompanied by live music by Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Patience Higgins. This special event will take place on Thursday, January 27th from 6-8 p.m. in the Diffley Board Room and Great Hall of Bellarmine Hall.

**The conversation between Deborah Willis, PhD and Adger Cowans has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Barone Campus center. To register for that event please click here**

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.”