Adam Turman: Did You See That?

May 9-July 14

Reedy Gallery

Orange tulips and paul bunyan acrylic painting
Japanese garden acrylic art
Forest acrylic artwork with a deer and fox
Turtles on a log acrylic artwork
Owl acrylic painting by Adam Turman
Blue bear painting by Adam Turman
Raven acrylic painting by Adam Turman

Experience the bold, bright and colorful works of famed Minnesota artist, muralist and printmaker Adam Turman as he explores the wonders of nature — and how we perceive them — at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Made using acrylic and spray paints on large cradled panels repurposed from the theater industry, Turman’s exhibition might catch you off guard with playful-yet-subtle references to iconic Minnesota motifs, local folklore and even your own childhood nostalgia. Look closely: Did you see that?

Cost: This exhibit is included with general daily admission. Indigenous peoples receive waived general daily admission to the Arboretum when making a reservation by calling 612-301-6775.

Explore the entire exhibition by paging through the official show catalog, which includes prices, dimensions and the stories behind each creation in Adam's own words.
Artist Headshot
Headshot of Adam Turman

Adam Turman has been a working artist, muralist, printmaker since 2003. His bold illustrations riff on Minnesota culture with stylized takes on everything from the Stone Arch Bridge of Minneapolis to Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji. Notably, his work evokes a sense of place that translates across generations. Adam’s murals can be found all over the Midwest, and his screen prints are part of many private collections worldwide. 

Adam works with major brands, local boutiques and private collectors alike to make art a part of everyday life.

Adam grew up in the Twin Cities, and got his start as an artist by making gig posters for bands coming through popular Twin Cities venues. He drew influence from the bold, graphic style of ’80s art and comics. After working as an in-house graphic designer for the University of Minnesota, Adam took his studio practice full-time in 2003. Since then, he has become one of Minnesota’s most popular artists. 

Adam connects with art lovers through his collection of colorful screenprints, and creates commissioned pieces in the form of logos, illustrations, murals and paintings. Clients use his work to advertise events, connect with local audiences, and celebrate their organizations. He has worked with companies such as Surly Brewing, 3M, Polaris and Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota.

To learn more about Adam Turman and his deep connection to all things Minnesota, visit his website.

Introducing Adam Turman

We recently sat down with Adam to find out more about the exhibit and the inspiration behind his work!