Lingering Spirit: Photographs of a Changing Indiana by John Bower

February 16 - May 26, 2019

Due to our use of the exhibition galleries for a major special event, this exhibition will be closed from February 25-March 1. 

John Bower’s photography captures the soul of Indiana’s forgotten past in Lingering Spirit. As a photographer, Bower is motivated by the excitement in rediscovering what has been ignored or cast aside. To him, the abandoned houses and rusting automobiles populating the state’s countryside display not only Indiana’s unique heritage, but still retain the energy of their former owners. By employing the inherent drama of black and white photography, Bower is able to capture the essence of his subjects. His main goal is to preserve the richness that surrounds Hoosiers, yet often goes unnoticed.

April 24, 6:30pm: Lecture with John Bower
Join us to hear from Bower himself as he explains the inspiration for his work. Bower is an Indiana Artisan and the latest artist to join the FWMoA Special Collections and Archives Program. Free with museum admission.


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