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- April 16 - September 27, 2015
A Collector's Legacy: Highlights from The Francien C. Ruwitch and the Ruwitch Family Collections
Francien “Fran” Ruwitch was known for her energy, her panache, and her love of art. She enjoyed a stellar reputation as one of Miami’s most committed connoisseurs who, over the course of several decades, built a remarkable collection of contemporary art. Though he did not share his wife’s consuming interest in art, Fran’s loving husband, Lee (one of Miami’s most successful media pioneers), encouraged her to pursue her interests with vigor. Equally instrumental was Fran’s good friend and mentor, Martin Z. Margulies, who built a world-class collection of his own (now held at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District) in tandem with Fran’s more domestically-scaled holdings. | more
- April 22, 2015 - April 10, 2016
ArtLab @ The Lowe- GER•MANIA!
This edition of ArtLab @ The Lowe explores key artistic movements in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany and Austria. Visitors to the Lowe will have the unique opportunity to examine original works of art associated with German Symbolism, Austrian Expressionism, Surrealism, the New Objectivity movement, and German Fluxus. Exemplifying these critical periods are works by Germanic masters Max Klinger (1857-1920), Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Erich Heckel (1883-1970), Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), Max Ernst (1891-1976), George Grosz (1893-1959), and Joseph Beuys (1921-86); all of which are drawn from the Lowe’s permanent collection, and all of which will be on view at the Museum from April 22, 2015 to April 10, 2016.
Envisioned as a model program for future museum studies courses at the University of Miami, ArtLab @ The Lowe brings together up to 15 students within the context of an upper-level Art History seminar.
This student-curated exhibition was supervised by Dr. Nathan Timpano, Assistant Professor of Art History, and was generously underwritten by Stella M. Holmes. | more
- June 20 - October 1, 2015
Glexis Novoa: Emptiness
Like Calvino’s imagined cities, artist Glexis Novoa’s oeuvre is an artful blend of emotion, ideology, and memory. For Emptiness Novoa converts one of the Lowe’s galleries into an imaginary cityscape, drawn directly onto the museum's walls. The resulting work invites viewers to reflect on modern socio-political realities and existence itself.
- Through June 21, 2015
1+2: Colección Jumex in Dialogue with the Lowe Art Museum
This exciting new collaborative exhibition pairs eleven works from the Fundación Jumex with eleven works from the Lowe’s permanent collection. The pairings are not only unexpected, but also distributed throughout the Museum’s galleries, giving rise to provocative aesthetic and intellectual dialogues across space and time. Joseph Kosuths’ No Number #001 (1989, cobalt blue neon), for example, is partnered with a 17th-century Baroque painting of Saint Onuphrius by the Spanish Old Master Jusepe Ribera while John Baldessari’s Sediment: Hand Holding Gun and Portion of a Frame (2010) is coupled with a 6th-century BCE Greek Kore. | more
- October 23, 2015- January 17, 2016
The Portrait Transformed: Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud
The Portrait Transformed explores the evolution of portraiture from final quarter of the 1700s until the present. In contrast to earlier portraiture, which aimed to flatter the rich and powerful, the invigorating new artistic movements of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries – including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism – promoted an interest in the “unvarnished truth.” | more
- October 30, 2015- January 31, 2016
Liliane Tomasko: Mother-Matrix-Matter
Liliane Tomasko is known for her quietly powerful, richly evocative works. With a focus on the domestic sphere, the artist – who originally trained as a sculptor at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Arts – has a unique working method: she creates soft sculptures from fabrics stacked in dimly-lit interior spaces. Tomasko then photographs the resulting agglomerations with a flash-less Polaroid camera, producing images that are intentionally distorted. These semi-abstract photographic forms – phantoms of sorts – inspire the undulating masses of light and color that the artist paints so skillfully in oil on linen. | more