Exhibitions
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  • November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015
    Art in Real Life: Traditional African Art from the Lowe Art Museum

    Demonstrating that African art is not just focused on ritual concerns or limited to the day-to-day activities of traditional rural villages, Art in Real Life examines the ways in which these objects accommodate new situations like urbanization, exposure to new religions, economic change, and now tourism and globalization. The exhibition will feature over 75 objects in a variety of mediums representing different African cultures, drawn exclusively from the Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collection. | more

  • November 8, 2014 – January 18, 2015
    Transformative Visions: Works by Haitian Artists from the Permanent Collection

    This exhibition will spotlight the diversity of Haitian artistic production and the stylistic and thematic dialogue of Haitian artists across generations and national boundaries.  Featuring paintings, sculptures, and textile art from the Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collection, it will center on transformation as an artistic principle, process, and potential of these works, one that enables viewers to see Haiti and the world in new ways. | more

  • January 31 – March 29, 2015
    Weaver’s Stories from Island Southeast Asia

    In the Southeast Asian archipelago, making cloth is regarded as the archetypal form of women's work and creativity. Traditionally, women learned the textile arts — typically weaving or making batik — before they were eligible for marriage. Later in life, excelling in making cloth and especially in mastering complex natural-dye processes was regarded as the highest measure of a woman's achievement. In Weavers' Stories from Island Southeast Asia, weavers and batik artists speak for themselves in videos produced at eight sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and East Timor. What motivates women to create new patterns? How do they adjust to changing social and economic situations?


  • May 16, 2014 - April 26, 2015
    ArtLab @ The Lowe- Conquest and Coexistence: The Cultural Synthesis of Spanish Colonial Art

    This exhibition explores the unique cultural synthesis forged in the Americas as the result of coexistence between Spanish colonizers and local populations and the processes of dialogue and negotiation, cooperation and resistance that defined the formation of Spanish colonial visual culture.  ArtLab @ The Lowe is an innovative program that provides UM faculty and students the opportunity to organize an annual exhibition drawn from the Lowe’s permanent collection.  Curated by students under the direction of Dr. Karen Mathews, Department of Art and Art History.   ArtLab @ The Lowe is generously sponsored by Stella M. Holmes. | more