Exhibitions
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  • 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



  • 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



  • THROUGH JULY 17, 2016
    DÜRER TO RUBENS: Northern European Art from the Bass Museum of Art

    The focus of this important exhibition is Northern Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods (15th to 17th centuries), and the pieces on view represent a range of media—including oil on canvas, tempera on panel, enamel on porcelain and textiles—as well as a compelling array of subjects. The Lowe Art Museum and the Bass Museum of Art are the only two professional art institutions in greater Miami to house extensive collections of European Old Master paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects. The Lowe is hosting a selection of outstanding works from the Bass’ permanent selection. | more

  • February 11 – July 2, 2016
    Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World

    Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World is the first curated exhibition of ancient Andean art from the Lowe’s permanent collection of more than 1,000 ancient stone, metal, wood, ceramic, and textile objects from Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. The exhibition explores the ancient Andean concept of ayni, or reciprocity between humans and nature that fuels life on kay pacha, the surface of the earth. No other exhibition has attempted to explore how humans used art to express their gratitude, fear, and indebtedness to the harsh natural world of the Andes. Ceramic jars in the shape of a crab, royal robes made of parrot feathers or fine alpaca wool, and silver disks decorated with shellfish from the Lowe’s collections speak to how material objects conveyed the interrelatedness of life, authority, and power in these cultures. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Traci Ardren, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Miami. | more

     

  • January 21 to July 31, 2016
    David Hayes: Small Sculpture and Gouache Studies

    A focused micro-exhibit, this show highlights the work of artist David Hayes, who is best remembered for his monumental cut-steel sculptures that have been featured in some 300 exhibitions both domestically and abroad. It includes six pairs of preparatory drawings and maquettes, or models, for Hayes’s full-sized colorful works, and sheds light on the sculptor’s artistic process, both intellectual and aesthetic, revealing the creative ebb and flow of Hayes’ thinking as he moved from gouache on paper to cut metal forms. | more

     

     


  • MARCH 3 – July 31, 2016
    The Noblest Feature: The Eye Paintings of J. McGuinness Myers

    J. MCGUINNESS MYERS
    Primary Amyloidosis of the Vitreous
    and Surgical Treatment
    , 1966-68
    Mixed media
    Copyright © 2012 Bascom Palmer
    www.lowemuseum.org Eye Institute.
    All Rights Reserved.

     

    In 1966, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute engaged noted medical illustrator J. McGuinness Myers to paint a series of eyes with ocular conditions that patients presented to the faculty of the Institute. This exhibition features highlights from this work, which captures with great aesthetic sensitivity what Henry David Thoreau referred to as “the noblest feature, the eye … the jewel of the body.” Myers’ interpretive works offer something rare and precious in which the non-specialist viewer can find a boundless array of visual metaphors, from seascapes to moonscapes, from Christmas trees to flowers. | more