Exhibitions
  • April 20, 2017 – April 1, 2018
    ArtLab @ The Lowe – Fish Tales: Stories and Legends from the Deep

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    The eighth edition of ArtLab @ The Lowe is the result of the collaboration of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a museum studies course during the spring 2017 semester, drawing on the impressive collection of the Lowe Art Museum. As the curators for the exhibition, the students selected the theme of fish in recognition of the importance of preserving the oceans around the globe and the power of story-telling in art. | more

     

  • June 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
    Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic

    Walter Wick (American, b. 1963)
    O Frabjous Mirrors!,, 1984
    Pigmented inkjet print, 40 x 29 inches
    © Walter Wick

     

    Opening Reception, free, Thursday, June 22, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

    Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic is the first museum retrospective of Walter Wick, the award-winning author and photographic illustrator of Can You See What I See? and co-creator of the famed I Spy book series. This engaging exhibition features a selection of Wick’s early photographs, which provided a foundation for the artist’s interest in illusions, puzzles, games, and science. It includes several of the artist’s handcrafted, meticulously detailed installation models along with his large-format color photographs, which Wick used to illustrate his children’s books. | more

     

  • JULY 17 – NOVEMBER 5, 2017
    Beaux Arts: A Remarkable Legacy


    Senufo people, Ivory Coast
    Helmet Mask, , 20th century
    Wood, cotton, feathers, iron, leather,
    and pigment
    Museum purchase through funds from
    Beaux Arts, the Linnie E. Dalbeck
    Memorial Endowment, the 50th
    Anniversary Fund, and memorial gifts
    in honor of Florence Drosd. 2002.8.

     

    A selection of gifts of art made to the Lowe by its longstanding supporter and champion of art and education for six decades, the Beaux Arts organization, including treasures from varied epochs and regions of the world. | more

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • OCTOBER 5 – DECEMBER 17, 2017
    Pop Art Prints

    Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928)
    Love, 1967
    Screenprint on paper, 34 x 34 inches
    © Robert Indiana

     

    In the 1950s and 1960s, pop art offered a stark contrast to abstract expressionism, then the dominant movement in American art. The distinction between high art and popular culture was assumed until artists like Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and others of their generation challenged a whole range of assumptions about what fine art should be. When pop art emerged on the art scene, it was eagerly embraced by an enthusiastic audience. The artists became celebrities and demand for their work was high. One reason they turned to prints was to satisfy this demand. They favored commercial techniques such as screenprinting and lithography with which they could produce bright colors and impersonal, flat surfaces. As editioned multiples, prints were more widely available and affordable than unique works of art, and pop art imagery was readily reproduced in the popular press. | more

     

  • OCTOBER 12, 2017 – JANUARY 14, 2018
    Michele Oka Doner: Into the Mysterium

    Michele Oka Doner (American, b. 1945)
    Electricity,, 2017
    Archival pigment print, 15 x 22 ½ inches.
    © Michele Oka Doner

     

    Fascinated with order, artist Michele Oka Doner is captivated by humanity's desire to collect and arrange, as well as by our compulsive need to create taxonomies and impose names, thereby bringing regimentation and predictability to an otherwise messy and uneasy world. The artist is equally enthralled by Nature, a palimpsest on which all creatures’ passage through the mortal realm is written. For Oka Doner, even the simple act of taking a walk represents a remarkable opportunity to immerse oneself in the spirit of a place and to allow time to collapse in on itself. Thus, she sees in twigs, stones, pebbles, leaves, sticks, seeds, pods, shells, and husks vestigial remnants of a world that is both eternal and fleeting. With her Midas touch, the artist transforms what others might call detritus into works that are notable both for their material beauty as well as their intellectual impact. They equally speak to her deep interest in civilization’s push-pull relationship with Nature (which ultimately bows before no one) as well as the paper-thin membrane separating order from chaos. | more

     

  • OCTOBER 26, 2017 – January 14, 2018
    Herbert Ferber: Space in Tension

    Herbert Ferber, 1950
    (Photo by Jerry Cooke/The LIFE Images
    Collection/Getty Images)

     

    Herbert Ferber (1906 –1991) was an American sculptor and painter, born in New York City. He began his independent artistic studies in New York in 1926 at evening classes at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, while attending Columbia University Dental School. In 1930, he attended the National Academy of Design, and that summer he was awarded a scholarship to work at The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in Oyster Bay, New York. He also began part-time work as a dentist. Impressed by African sculpture, he purchased his first piece of African art in 1931. Ferber received his dentistry degree in 1930, and, until the 1950s, he maintained two careers, as Abstract expressionist sculptor and dentist. | more

     

     

  • NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – APRIL 29, 2018
    Stone Levity: Small Sculptures by Del Geist

    Del Geist (American, b. 1943)
    Terrakot V,
    © Del Geist

     

    Environmental artist and sculptor Del Geist has been creating art in the public realm for more than thirty years. Using the natural world and its materials as his palette, Geist has developed major site-specific sculptures and installations throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. These works both highlight and "exploit" the qualities that make each place unique. They equally invite viewers to use all of their senses to engage with Geist's works as well as with the natural environments in which they are situated. The resulting interactions unite people, place, nature, history, and geology in intimate dialogues, while evocatively capturing and conveying the special spirit of such disparate locations as Artpark (Lewiston, NY); Grizedale Forest Sculpture Park (Cumbria, England); and the University of Papua New Guinea. Geist also has notable projects in Miami, FL; Berlin, Germany; and South Korea, in addition to collaborative projects with artist Patricia Leighton in Barnstable, England and Roosville, Montana. | more

  • JANUARY 25 – APRIL 22, 2018
    Dignity: Tribes in Transition

    Dana Gluckstein (American, b. 1957)
    Woman with Pipe, Haiti, 1983
    Archival pigment photograph,
    10 x 10 inches
    © Dana Gluckstein

     

    The exhibition Dignity: Tribes in Transition captures the fleeting period of world history where traditional and contemporary cultures collide. The black and white portraits of Indigenous Peoples pay homage to these imperiled cultures signaling our collective interdependence and fragility. Nobel Laureate Archbishop Tutu states, "The Indigenous Peoples of the world have a gift to give that the world needs desperately, this reminder that we are made for harmony, for interdependence. If we are ever truly to prosper, it will be only together."

    In the words of Robert S. Sobieszek, the late curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The dispassionate remove common to most modern portraits is all but absent in these images; in its stead is a passionate complicity between artist and sitter that allows each subject to be memorialized with both beauty and grace." | more