Exhibitions
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  • December 1, 2014 – May 24, 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

  • January 31 – March 29, 2015
    Weavers’ 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? | more


  • February 7 - April 19, 2015
    Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception

    Internationally recognized for his startling use of materials, the Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz creates stunning images while interrogating the history of art and visual reproduction. By employing diverse objects such as toys, diamonds, garbage, and magazine clippings, the artist creates tableaux, which are preserved through photographic reproduction. Attuned to the history of image-making, Muniz’s complex compositions investigate the nature of visual cognition, and promise to engage and inspire. | 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