• FEBRUARY 23 – MAY 21, 2017
    Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity
    Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.  
  • FEBRUARY 9 – MAY 21, 2017
    Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections
    Artist Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) was born in the rural countryside of Camagüey, Cuba. He left his native country in 1932 to study in America, whose citizenship he would adopt in 1968. Inspired by mid-century New York realists, Sanchez was drawn to landscapes, both urban and rural, as well as genre scenes.  
  • OCTOBER 27, 2016 – JUNE 25, 2017
    Sean Cavanaugh: Under the Elders’ Gaze
    Artist Sean Cavanaugh (b. 1969) revels in the mundane. Specifically, trees—which for so many of us are merely background noise to the daily rhythms of our lives—are a source of endless fasciation for the artist. Cavanaugh, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College (Claremont, CA), sees in trees not only a boundless array of dazzling visual information but also a limitless range of metaphors.  
  • NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – May 7, 2017
    Unconscious Thoughts Animate the World: Selections from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection
    In 1962, when Cuba’s National Schools of Art was founded with a stated aim of educational equality, the resulting collapse of societal strata profoundly affected women, who began to practice their métiers alongside their male peers.  
  • SEPTEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 23, 2016
    Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
    A critically important series in the oeuvre of American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Donald Sultan, The Disaster Paintings were created between 1984 and 1990. These works feature imposing, man-made structures, whose industrial qualities are reinforced by Sultan’s preferred media, Masonite tiles and tar. 
  • SEPTEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 23, 2016
    Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project
    The Vesper Project is the culmination of New York City-based Titus Kaphar’s intensive engagement with the imaginary history of the Vespers, a 19th-century New England family who were able to "pass" as Caucasian despite the fact that their mixed heritage made them black in the eyes of the law.  
  • February through December 2016
    Highlights from The Fairholme Unlimited Foundation
    The Lowe Art Museum is fully reinstalling its gallery of Modern and Contemporary works to accommodate a series of transformative loans from The Fairholme Unlimited Foundation, Inc. These include ten color screenprints from Andy Warhol’s Mao series (1972); Robert Mangold’s Attic Series XI (1991); Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure (1957); and six untitled screenprints from a portfolio by Jackson Pollock (1951/1964).  
  • April 28, 2016 – April 2, 2017
    ArtLab @ The Lowe
    Blasted Allegories: Photography as Experience
    The seventh edition of this annual UM student-curated exhibition highlights thirty compelling photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection. Blasted Allegories considers the way photography resists decisive conclusions. Serendipitous details, unexpected gestures, and strange parallels occur across the photographs featured. 
  • Ongoing
    Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts
    The Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts features a stunning $3.5 million glass collection with masterpieces by Dale Chihuly, Richard Jolley, William Carlson and others, as well as 3-D art by some of the most talented artists in contemporary art.