Exhibitions
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  • FEBRUARY 23 – MAY 21, 2017
    Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity

    Kia Chenelle (American, b. 1983)
    The Waiting Man, 2013
    Archival print, 8 x 10 inches
    Courtesy of the artist
    © Kia Chenelle

     

    Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. Using their self-fashioned bodies as sites of resistance, contemporary Black Dandies are complicating modern narratives of what it means to be Black, masculine and fashionable today. | more

     

  • FEBRUARY 9 – MAY 21, 2017
    Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections

    Emilio Sanchez
    (American, b. Cuba, 1921-99)
    El Ventanal, 1973
    Oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches
    Collection of Perez-de Cobos
    © Emilio Sanchez Foundation

    Artist Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) was born in the rural countryside of Camagüey, Cuba. He left his native country in 1932 to study in America, whose citizenship he would adopt in 1968. Inspired by mid-century New York realists, Sanchez was drawn to landscapes, both urban and rural, as well as genre scenes. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Sanchez established himself as one of the premier painters of daily life in the Caribbean, including his native Cuba. After the Cuban Revolution, Sanchez shifted his focus to other islands in the Caribbean as well as countries in Latin America and even Morocco. Through it all, New York—where he had permanently settled in 1952—remained a constant source of inspiration for him. | more

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • NOVEMBER 3, 2016 – May 7, 2017
    Unconscious Thoughts Animate the World: Selections from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection

    Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
    The Flag. Color Code Venice 13, 2013
    Polaroid photograph, nine panels of
    29 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. each
    Courtesy of the Shelley and Donald
    Private Collection
    © Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

     

    In 1962, when Cuba’s National Schools of Art was founded with a stated aim of educational equality, the resulting collapse of societal strata profoundly affected women, who began to practice their métiers alongside their male peers. This situation persists today, when female Cuban artists are routinely recognized—both nationally and internationally—for their work. The Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection of Cuban Art includes works by many of the island-nation’s foremost women artists. Spanning from the 1960s to the present, these works represent a wide range of media and genres. Collectively, they communicate—through a great diversity of artistic voices and expressive means—Cuba’s cultural heritage as well as notions of identity, both individual and collective. | more

     

     

     

  • October 27, 2016 – June 25, 2017
    Sean Cavanaugh: Under the Elders’ Gaze

    Sean Cavanaugh (American, b. 1969)
    True Vincy, 2014
    Watercolor and gouache on paper,
    46 x 33 inches
    Courtesy the artist

     

    Artist Sean Cavanaugh (b. 1969) revels in the mundane. Specifically, trees—which for so many of us are merely background noise to the daily rhythms of our lives—are a source of endless fasciation for the artist.

    Cavanaugh, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College (Claremont, CA), sees in trees not only a boundless array of dazzling visual information but also a limitless range of metaphors. For him, trees are visceral manifestations of the visual splendor and awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world. They are also chronographs, registering the passage of time in their very cores. Trees are sentries, standing guard in their forest homes, and they are our elders, bearing witness to humanity’s endless parade as it passes under their gaze. | more

     

     

     

  • April 1, 2016 - December, 2016
    Highlights from The Fairholme Unlimited Foundation

    Ben Tobin Galleries

    The Lowe’s Ben Tobin Galleries feature Modern and Contemporary works encompassing a series of transformative loans from The Fairholme Unlimited Foundation, Inc. (a Florida not-for-profit corporation). These include ten color screen prints from Andy Warhol’s Mao series (1972), Robert Mangold’s Attic Series XI (1991), Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure (1957), and six untitled screen prints from a portfolio by Jackson Pollock (1951/1964). These remarkable works by some of the 20th century’s most important artists are installed alongside iconic art from the Lowe’s own permanent collection, which features pieces by Deborah Butterfield, Chyrssa, Duane Hanson, Pat Lipsky, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, and Zao Wou-Ki. Rounding out the reinstallation will be works by Richard Pettibone, Joseph Kosuth, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, on loan from Fundación Jumex. | more


  • April 28, 2016 – April 2, 2017
    ArtLab @ The Lowe – Blasted Allegories: Photography as Experience

    Frank Paulin, United States, b. 1926
    Movie Ticketseller, Times Square,
    1957 (printed later)
    Gelatin silver print, 13 1/8 x 19 1/2 in.
    (33.3 x 49.5 cm)
    Gift of Bruce Silverstein
    2009.24.7
    © Frank Paulin Archive,
    Courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery

    The seventh edition of this annual UM student-curated exhibition highlights thirty compelling photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection. Blasted Allegories considers the way photography resists decisive conclusions. Serendipitous details, unexpected gestures, and strange parallels occur across the photographs featured. Spanning the history of the medium, works by Garry Winogrand, Gregory Crewdson, Walker Evans, Eadweard Muybridge, Nan Goldin, Weegee, and others come together as suggestive examples of how photography shapes human experience. | more