From Biscayne Bay to Central Park, Christo and Jeanne-Claude made art on an epic scale. A rarely seen exhibition of their work at the Lowe Art Museum offers an intimate look at their creative process.

U.S. artists of varied ethnic heritages probe ethnic identity, political struggle, and the kaleidoscopic nature of the American dream in Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, opening at the Lowe Art Museum on January 24, 2013.

Over the past 50 years, struggles for independence in the Caribbean have rewritten history and inspired richly varied cultural responses. A conference exploring these themes features noted scholars and artists as well as a presentation of the powerful film Kaleb.

It’s been 100 years since the birth of controversial Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera—an occasion honored during a collaborative UM festival that focuses on the master of absurdity’s works with five theater productions, an international symposium, and a special exhibit.

Directed by Sanjeev Chatterjee, award-winning documentary media maker and professor at the University of Miami School of Communication, this impressionistic documentary film explores the challenges of rapid urbanization and the quest to improve quality of life in global cities.

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University of Miami archaeology professor David Graf teams with the Lowe Art Museum on National Archaeology Day, October 27
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Mark Jurgensmeyer, who appears at Storer Auditorium on September 20, is among the Stanford Distinguished Professors visiting the University this fall.
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Jamaican author Olive Senior, recipient of the Commonwealth Foundation Literature Prize, will read from her work during the “Imagined Nations” symposium on Caribbean literature and culture to be held October 11-13, 2012.
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A dazzling array of theatre directors and acting troupes join forces with the UM Department of Theatre Arts to bring the dark comedies of Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera to life.
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A 1,600 volume collection at UM Libraries sheds light on the surprisingly serious pursuits of legendary comic actor Jackie Gleason.
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Celebrated animal rights advocate Temple Grandin, who visits UM in January, shares her distinctive way of thinking in this TED talk.
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Environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, whose work will be highlighted in a Lowe Art Museum exhibition that opens November 9, spent more than four decades making art together.
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Artist Stephen Knapp, whose work will be on display in a Lowe Art Museum exhibit that opens January 26, 2013, discusses the inspiration and techniques behind his shimmering creations.