Exhibitions
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  • March 1, 2013 - July 13, 2014
    Terrestrial Paradises: Imagery from The Voyages of Captain James Cook

    Engravings featuring imagery from Cook's voyages to the Pacific Islands and South America. A number of artists accompanied Cook on his three voyages for the Royal Society from 1768-1779, producing images of the peoples they encountered that were reproduced in numerous publications for a European audience fascinated with travel accounts. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum and curated by Kara Schneiderman, Assistant Director. | more


  • May 3, 2013 - April 27, 2014
    ArtLab @ The Lowe- From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá

    From ancient ceramics to contemporary paintings, this fifth exhibition in the ArtLab @ The Lowe series focuses on the art of Panama.  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 in ARH 511 under the direction of Dr. Traci Ardren, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology.  ArtLab @ The Lowe is generously sponsored by Stella M. Holmes. | more



  • April 12 – June 1, 2014
    Faculty Exhibition: Lise Drost

    “I always worked in “mixed media” out of necessity as a kid, combining crayons, watercolors, house paints, markers, and whatever else I could get my hands on. In college, I opted for a more classical education as a printmaker with the idea that it would be a good use of my school years. My current work combines drawing, painting, printing, and collage work.” | more






  • 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



  • June 21 – October 19, 2014
    China’s Last Empire: The Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty

    The exhibition, China’s Last Empire: The Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty, will examine this last Imperial period in China’s long and distinguished history. It will be organized into four themes: Imperial, literati, beliefs, and interactions. | more