- SEPTEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 23, 2016
Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project
Titus Kaphar (American, b. 1976)
Front Page, 2012
Oil on newspaper on canvas
85½ x 57½ x 2½ inches
Courtesy of the artist GMAF
Photography by John Lam
© Titus Kaphar
The Vesper Project is the culmination of New York City-based Titus Kaphar’s intensive engagement with the imaginary history of the Vespers, a 19th-century New England family who were able to "pass" as Caucasian despite the fact that their mixed heritage made them black in the eyes of the law. Linking the artist to this family is Benjamin Vesper, a mentally troubled man who—inspired by one of Kaphar’s works—reaches out to the artist for help in reconstructing his family’s history. The resulting project interrogates notions of identity, memory, and social constructs. | more
- SEPTEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 23, 2016
Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
Polish Landscape II
Jan 5 1990 (Auschwitz), 1990
Latex paint and tar on tile
mounted on four Masonite panels
96 x 96 inches. Parrish Art Museum,
Water Mill, N.Y.
Gift of The Broad Art Foundation,
2012.11.4 © Donald Sultan
A critically important series in the oeuvre of American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Donald Sultan, The Disaster Paintings were created between 1984 and 1990. These works feature imposing, man-made structures, whose industrial qualities are reinforced by Sultan’s preferred media, Masonite tiles and tar. The paintings’ resulting sense of robust permanence is offset by the catastrophes Sultan includes therein, which provoke a jarring sense of fragility, impermanence, and transience. Such unexpected juxtapositions are privileged by the artist’s process itself, which merges the industrial materials of Minimalism with representational painting, stylistically combining figuration and abstraction and making simultaneous reference to high and low culture. | more
- Extended to October 2, 2016
The Noblest Feature: The Eye Paintings of J. McGuinness Myers
J. MCGUINNESS MYERS
Primary Amyloidosis of the Vitreous
and Surgical Treatment, 1966-68
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
- 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
- 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
- April 22, 2015 - April 10, 2016
ArtLab @ The Lowe: GER•MANIA!
This edition of ArtLab @ The Lowe explores key artistic movements in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany and Austria. Visitors to the Lowe will have the unique opportunity to examine original works of art associated with German Symbolism, Austrian Expressionism, Surrealism, the New Objectivity movement, and German Fluxus. Exemplifying these critical periods are works by Germanic masters Max Klinger (1857-1920), Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Erich Heckel (1883-1970), Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), Max Ernst (1891-1976), George Grosz (1893-1959), and Joseph Beuys (1921-86); all of which are drawn from the Lowe’s permanent collection, and all of which will be on view at the Museum from April 22, 2015 to April 10, 2016. | more
- October 23, 2015- January 17, 2016
The Portrait Transformed: Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud
The Portrait Transformed explores the evolution of portraiture from final quarter of the 1700s until the present. In contrast to earlier portraiture, which aimed to flatter the rich and powerful, the invigorating new artistic movements of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries – including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism – promoted an interest in the “unvarnished truth.” | more
- October 30, 2015- January 31, 2016
Liliane Tomasko: Mother-Matrix-Matter
Liliane Tomasko is known for her quietly powerful, richly evocative works. With a focus on the domestic sphere, the artist – who originally trained as a sculptor at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Arts – has a unique working method: she creates soft sculptures from fabrics stacked in dimly-lit interior spaces. Tomasko then photographs the resulting agglomerations with a flash-less Polaroid camera, producing images that are intentionally distorted. These semi-abstract photographic forms – phantoms of sorts – inspire the undulating masses of light and color that the artist paints so skillfully in oil on linen. | more
- May 1 - June 7, 2015
Carlos Llerena Aguirre: Últimas Tribus (Last Tribes)
Inspired by the symbiotic relationship linking humankind and the animal world, Carlos Llerena Aguirre explores co-existence on an increasingly fragile planet in his new exhibition, Últimas Tribus (Last Tribes). This show features close to a dozen large format woodcuts, several of which were created during the artist’s recent residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio on the island of Murano. They speak to Llerena Aguirre’s rich sources of inspiration, including traditional Japanese woodblock prints, the Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch, the Mexican printmaker and engraver José Guadalupe Posada, and the work of the German Expressionists. | more
- December 1, 2014 – June 21, 2015
1+2: Colección Jumex in Dialogue with the Lowe Art Museum
This December, the Lowe Art Museum will present the pop-up exhibition 1 + 2, in collaboration with Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo.
This exciting new collaborative exhibition pairs eleven works from the Fundación Jumex with eleven works from the Lowe’s permanent collection. | 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 12, 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
- 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
- November 8, 2014 – January 18, 2015
Transformative Visions: Works by Haitian Artists from the Permanent Collection
This exhibition will spotlight the diversity of Haitian artistic production and the stylistic and thematic dialogue of Haitian artists across generations and national boundaries. Featuring paintings, sculptures, and textile art from the Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collection, it will center on transformation as an artistic principle, process, and potential of these works, one that enables viewers to see Haiti and the world in new ways. | more
- November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Art in Real Life: Traditional African Art from the Lowe Art Museum
Demonstrating that African art is not just focused on ritual concerns or limited to the day-to-day activities of traditional rural villages, Art in Real Life examines the ways in which these objects accommodate new situations like urbanization, exposure to new religions, economic change, and now tourism and globalization. The exhibition will feature over 75 objects in a variety of mediums representing different African cultures, drawn exclusively from the Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collection. | more
- March 1, 2013 - November 16, 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
- 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
- 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 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
- January 24 – March 23, 2014
Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery
Pottery making in the American Southwest is a tradition that first emerged about two thousand years ago. It is a functional art form that was passed from generation to generation over the span of centuries by people living in permanent villages, called pueblos. The pottery of each pueblo was unique and distinguished by a variety of characteristics such as the individual clay source and shape of the vessels as well as the designs, or lack thereof, painted onto the surface. Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery from the Collections of The Kansas City Museum & Union Station Kansas City, Inc. Tour Development by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, Missouri. | more
- January 24 – March 23, 2014
Finished in Beauty: Navajo Weaving from the Permanent Collection
Featuring 19 examples of Navajo wearing blankets, Finished in Beauty: Navajo Weaving from the Permanent Collection examines three categories of these beautiful, hand-woven works of art: the chief blanket, women's garments, and the sarape, all drawn from the Lowe's Alfred I. Barton Collection of Native American Art. A fourth module of the exhibition focuses on the weaving process, from wool production to the weaver's final creation, and includes examples of textile weaving implements and documentary photographs by Laura Gilpin taken on the Navajo Reservation in the 1950s. | more
- November 2, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard
Beauty Beyond Nature presents more than 70 of Paul Stankard's intricately flame-worked still life sculptures encased in clear crystal from the Robert M. Minkoff Collection. The collection spans more than 40 years of Stankard's career, from his earliest attempts at paperweights in 1969 to a monumental eight-inch Honeybee Swarm Orb commissioned for this exhibition in 2010. Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard has been organized by Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA and The Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, Ltd. | more
- November 2, 2013 – January 5, 2014
?#@*$%! the Mainstream: The Art of DIY Self Expression, Zines from Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries
Fanzines—self-published journals created by “fans” of anything from science fiction authors to bands to literary genres—were first created in the early 20th century but truly took off with the punk rock movement of the 1970s and embodied the “do it yourself” (DIY) spirit of that cultural revolution. Zine topics would broaden throughout the 1980s and 1990s to cover a variety of subject areas, from comics to anarchist politics, sexuality to women’s rights, to more mundane subjects like dumpster diving, alternative fashions, tattoo art, and much more. Despite the expansion of topics, the format usually remained the same: crudely made booklets printed in limited editions and typically produced with a photocopy machine with the goal of individual, independent self-expression, not beholden to advertisers or the mainstream reading public. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum and Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries. | more
- June 22 – October 13, 2013
Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States
This exhibition will explore, for the first time, the rich visual dialogue that exists between artworks produced by artists working in North, Central, and South America during the modern and postmodern eras. Rather than perpetuating a U.S.-centric hegemony, which tends to diminish works of art produced by Latin American artists, this exhibition will analyze how Pan-American artistic exchanges processes – rather than stylistic transmission – construct a fuller understanding of modernism as an international phenomenon. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum and curated by Dr. Nathan Timpano, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History. | more
- April 13 - June 2, 2013
Brian Curtis: Stonehenge Series I & II
Curtis's Stonehenge Series derives from his conviction that traditional oil painting is an effective medium for communicating the excitement of direct sensory perception, and that representational painting is uniquely capable of intensifying self-awareness by infusing depicted imagery with emotional content and intellectual musings. | more
through april 21, 2013
ArtLab @ The Lowe: Adapting and Adopting - Waves of Change as East Encounters West, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art
The integration of foreign influence and its contribution to the development of modern and contemporary Japanese art is the underlying theme of Adapting and Adopting: Waves of Change as East Encounters West. The exhibition examines three broad topics in modern and contemporary Japanese art: Japanese artists living abroad, cross-cultural influences returning to Japan, and the role of traditional Japanese art. Curated by University of Miami students, this exhibition is the fourth installment in the series, ArtLab @ The Lowe, which provides hands-on museum experience to University of Miami museum studies students, who curate an exhibition from the conceptual state to the final installation. On view in Bermont Focus Gallery. | more
January 26 - March 24, 2013
Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity
American artists of African, Arab European, Asian, Latino and Native American descent explore their heritage in this vivid and diverse exhibition using a wide variety of media. The artists examine patriotism, communication, the struggle for acceptance, what it truly means to be an American in the 21st century, and more. Humor, heartache, anger, apprehension—all emotions are evoked by these works, raising questions about race, class, gender, and age. | more
January 26 - March 24, 2013
Stephen Knapp: New Light
Stephen Knapp is an American artist best known as the creator of Lightpaintings, which have been called the first new art medium of the twenty-first century. Dispensing with traditional media and narrative content, Knapp is one of a small group of artists who work with light, creating Lightpaintings that make visible the light that surrounds us and transforming it into something physical yet inherently transcendental. | more
- extended through february 10, 2013
Saintly Blessings: A Gift of Mexican Retablos from Joseph and Janet Shein
Painted, devotional images of saints, called retablos, used primarily by Mexican peoples as objects of veneration and to seek favors, are on exhibition for the first time. The collection has been graciously donated to the Lowe by prominent art collectors from Philadelphia and Miami Joseph and Janet Shein. On view in Matus Focus Gallery.
- November 10, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects
An exhibition of more than 130 original numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Varied in content and technique, the collection represents more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne Claude’s versatile artistic career, and includes works of art that date from as early as 1962 through 2004. The exhibition is being toured in the United States for this first time in more than 15 years. | more
- June 23 – October 21, 2012
Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912
Featuring over 200 paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, and lacquer from the 17th through the early 20th century from the Lowe's permanent collection, this exhibition address a variety of themes, including the influence of China and Korea on Japan during this crucial timeframe; the role of the artist and pupil and the close association with other artists and patrons; the Japanese life-style and belief structure; and the impact of the West. Included are early examples of the various painting schools, woodblock prints, and examples of porcelains produced for the international market. On view in Green and Friends of Art Galleries. | more
april 14 - june 3, 2012
UM Faculty Exhibition- Darby Bannard: Recent Paintings
Throughout his career Darby Bannard has made original contributions to the field of art. In 1970 he began to use the new acrylic medium, which evolved into his ground-breaking paintings of colorful expanses of richly colored gels applied with squeegees, rakes and brooms. In 1987 Clement Greenberg proclaimed him one of the best five or six living painters.
Also On View:
April 14-May 6, 2011
Annual Juried Student Competition Exhibition
May 10-June 3, 2011 (Preview May 9)
Annual Masters of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition
january 28 – march 25, 2012
From the Vault, Building a Legacy: Sixty Years of Collecting at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
The Lowe Art Museum opened its doors on February 4, 1952 as the Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue will survey the development of the Lowe’s one of a kind permanent collection from its earliest history to the present through objects from the permanent collection, which are currently in storage. The exhibition will be divided into the three sections: The Foundation Years, 1952-1969; The Formative Years, 1970-1989; and Building the Legacy, 1990-2012.
- November 12, 2011 – January 15, 2012
This exhibition brings together the work of seven photographers from mainland China: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yan Kang, Yu Haibo, and Zhang Xinmin. These freelance and staff photographers (and in one case, a freelance writer) have undertaken the creation of the long-term documentation of one or more aspects of Chinese culture that reflects something vital about China now, whether emerging or vanishing. | more
- june 18 - october 23, 2011
Sacred Stories, Timeless Tales: Mythic Traditions in World Art from the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
This exhibition is drawn exclusively from the permanent collection. It addresses multi-cultural mythic traditions in art, spanning 5,000 years and representing the art of Europe, the Americas, pan-Asia, and Africa. Concepts of creation, love, morality, mortality, seasonal regeneration, the cosmos, beauty, divinity, heroes, and war are explored in a variety of media. | more
- MAY 6, 2011 - april 22, 2012
ArtLab@ the Lowe: Women, Windows, and the Word: Diverging Perspectives on Islamic Art
This student curated exhibition explores the complex themeof Islamic art,concentrating on three distinct but intertwining themes: the role of Muslim women as creators and subjects of art, Western views of the Islamic world, and the importance of decoration and the written word. On view in Bermont Focus Gallery. | more
- january 23, 2010 – September 25, 2011
Frank Paulin: American Documentarian
A gift of thirty photographs by American photographer Frank Paulin has been made to the Lowe and is on view in the Michael and Judi Matus Focus Gallery.
Rediscovered in his eighth decade, Frank Paulin is now recognized for uniquely documenting fleeting human moments of both humor and poetry, particularly against the backdrop of gritty urban scenes. Born in Pittsburgh, Paulin grew up in New York and Chicago. | more
- January 29 – march 27, 2011
Rafael Soriano:Other Worlds Within, A Sixty Year Retrospective
The Lowe Art Museum presents the work of Miami resident Rafael Soriano, one of the major Latin American artists of his generation of modernists, and one of the premier painters of Cuba.
Cuban-born Soriano is one of the major Latin American artists of his generation. Soriano broke with regional and folkloric themes which once dominated Cuban art in the mid-twenties. | more
- April 16 – may 29, 2011
UM Faculty Exhibition
Ivan Albreht has coordinated the Ceramics program in the Department of Art and Art History since joining the faculty in 2008. Albreht is a nationally and internationally awarded and exhibiting artist, as well as a member of The International Academy of Ceramics based in Geneva, Switzerland. Works on display at the Lowe Art Museum exemplify his use of porcelain and industrial ceramic methods. | more
- may 7, 2010 – april 24, 2011
ArtLab@ the Lowe: The Changing Face of Art and Politics
The Lowe Art Museum, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami, presents the second exhibition in the ArtLab @ The Lowe series, on view in the Richard and Shelley Bermont Focus Gallery through April 24, 2011.
The Lowe’s innovative ArtLab program provides University of Miami faculty and students the opportunity to organize an annual exhibition drawn from the Lowe’s permanent collection. The students work directly with objects from the museum’s collection of more than 17,750 works of art, produce research, and curate a thematic exhibition that will be on display for a full calendar year. | more
- November 13, 2010 – January 16, 2011
USEABLE ART: AFRICAN AESTHETICS IN DAILY LIFE FROM THE LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Most of African art serves a function -- spiritual if not utilitarian, often both. The containers, textiles, tools, and assorted furnishings presented in this exhibition consists of objects that serve some purpose of daily living that can be relatively easily recognized by non-Africans. They can also be appreciated for the appeal of their forms, the beauty of their patterns, and the quality of craftsmanship they display.
- November 13, 2010 – January 16, 2011
THE HARMON AND HARRIET KELLEY COLLECTION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART: WORKS ON PAPER
Selections from one of the premier collections of African American art provide a rare opportunity for the public to view master graphics spanning three centuries. The sixty-nine works in the exhibition include drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, and screen prints by such noted artists as Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, and Alison Saar.
- June 26 – October 31, 2010
THE JAGUAR’S SPOTS: ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN ART FROM THE LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
This comprehensive exhibition of masterpieces from ancient Mexico through Panama that now reside in the permanent collection of the Lowe Art Museum will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue, lectures and educational programs for the public that highlight and explore the complex relationship between art and the natural world.
Curated by Dr. Traci Ardren, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Miami. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.
- October 30, 2009 – January 24, 2010
TREE OF PARADISE: JEWISH MOSAICS FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE
From the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection, twelve rarely-seen, extraordinary mosaic panels from the sanctuary floor of a Roman-period synagogue excavated in present-day Tunisia are the keystones of an important exhibition that explores ancient Roman and Jewish history. Nine additional mosaics from other rooms in the synagogue and nearby buildings further illuminate the development of synagogue decoration in the late Roman Empire. Related artifacts, such as contemporaneous textiles, marble statues, gold jewelry, and bronze ritual objects, are included.
Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Fund.
Additional funding for the exhibition at the Lowe Art Museum, is provided by the Funding Arts Network and Northwestern Mutual.
- RICKY BERNSTEIN: KITCHEN DREAMS
A highlight of the zany glass creations of this multi-talented artist. Exhibition sponsored by Myrna and Sheldon Palley and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
- February 6 – April 4, 2010
CUBA AVANT- GARDE: CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART FROM THE FARBER COLLECTION
Large scale paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs, and mixed media works highlight the cultural mixing, aesthetic diversity, and critical voice that reflect international contemporary art, but emerge from the distinct circumstances of Cuba itself. Forty Cuban born artists who live in and outside of Cuba use subtle devices of irony, metaphor, and ambiguity to challenge accepted artistic and political discourse, while employing a rich variety of experimental, conceptual, and postmodern strategies. A fully illustrated bilingual publication accompanies the exhibition.
Organized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions (CATE), Pasadena, California. Sponsored at the Lowe Art Museum by Howard Farber, Northwestern Mutual, HSBC Private Bank, Baja Ferries, and the Cowles Charitable Foundation.
- April 24– June 6, 2010
UM FACULTY EXHIBITION- WILLIAM CARLSON: AQUILA NON CAPIT MUSCAS (Translation- An Eagle Does Not Catch Flies)
Carlson's glass wall sculptures continue to explore issues of language and its varied manifestations. His examination of evolving forms of communication forms the base of his aesthetic focus, which is abstract and as ephemeral as language itself. Organized by the UM Department of Art and Art History. Sponsored in part by Stella Holmes and Overseas Partners Realty, Inc.
- April 24– May 9, 2010
ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT COMPETITION EXHIBITION
- May 12 – June 6, 2010
ANNUAL MASTERS OF FINE ARTS CANDIDATES EXHIBITION
- November 22, 2008 – January 18, 2009
CHARLES BIEDERMAN: AN AMERICAN IDEALIST
This comprehensive overview of the life and work of an important American modernist, features the broad array of paintings and sculptures created during his prolific and influential artistic career. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.
- January 31, 2009 – April 5, 2009
LAS ARTES DE MEXICO
Celebrating the rich and diverse artistic traditions of Mexico, the exhibition examines over 3,500 years of art and culture from the ancient world of the Mayans and Aztecs to 20th century masters. It examines over three millennium of tradition and change across the broad spectrum of Mexican life, from the ancient to the contemporary, engaging the viewer in a celebration of light and color. Courtesy of the Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma.Tour Development by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri. Funded at the Lowe by the Cowles Charitable Trust, Instituto Cultural de México Miami, SRE-Consulado General de México en Miami, the Mexico Tourism Board, and AeroMexico.
- April 18, 2009 – June 14, 2009
UM STUDENTS & MFA EXHIBITIONS
Annual two-part exhibition.
- UM FACULTY EXHIBITION- CARSTEN MEIER: NATURELL
Meier’s work focuses on our perception of nature and how the act of seeing a photograph establishes a transitory thread between the viewer and the environment depicted.
- June 27, 2009 – October 4, 2009
THROUGH THE LENS: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE LOWE ART MUSEUM
Consistent with the broad collecting agenda of the Lowe, the Lowe’s photography holdings range from the early days of the medium to the present. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum.
- ARNOLD NEWMAN: PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY
The exhibition features some fifty-nine photographic images by the 20th century’s legendary portrait photographer. Newman is renowned for capturing the essence of the work and personality of towering figures from the worlds of arts, letters, and politics.
- On view through 2009
MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO: THE SOUL OF MEXICO
The Lowe presents this selection from the permanent collection. Curated by Gita Shonek. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum.
- December 15, 2007 – February 3, 2008
ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Seventy-five works from the school’s permanent collection documents its esteemed heritage and reflects art movements of the last 125 years -- from late 19th century figure drawings to 1930s social realist prints to pop and abstract paintings, and works by contemporary students and instructors. The roster of teachers and students reads like a Who’s Who in American art.
- AFROCUBA: WORKS ON PAPER, 1968-2003
A ground-breaking exhibition features fifty-six prints and drawings by twenty-six artists from Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Representing a cross-section of Cuban society, their works exhibit a diverse range pf subject matter, styles, and techniques. This is the first exhibition to focus on AfroCuban artists and themes through a historical-thematic lens, and the first time this work has been grouped together in a major exhibition outside of Cuba.
Organized by the San Francisco State University Art Gallery, and curated by Judith Bettelheim; circulated by Curatorial Assistance, Los Angeles.
- February 16, 2008 – March 30, 2008
WOMEN ONLY! IN THEIR STUDIOS
Many contemporary women artists who have exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States and worldwide, deplore how little their work is recognized the American public. This exhibition is an eclectic assemblage of works by 20 of our great, culturally diverse, women artists, who broke through the glass ceiling, in fact shattered it, but are not yet household names. Videos of artists at work and photographs of their studios will further enliven the exhibition. Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Hamilton, Grace Hartigan, Jenny Holzer, and Miriam Schapiro are a few of the featured artists. Curated by Eleanor Flomenhaft.Tour Development by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Funding Arts Network.
- LABORS OF LOVE: WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
The Lowe presents this selection from the permanent collection to complement Women Only!. On view through 2008 in Matus Hall. Curated by Gita Shonek. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum.
- April 12, 2008 – June 8, 2008
ANNUAL UM FACULTY EXHIBITION- J. Tomás López: THE METRO SERIES
Beginning in 1983, López took his camera underground, into the subways, to document urban transportation as both phenomena and theatre. Using six cities worldwide as his laboratory, New York, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Barcelona, and London, López created a curious study of subway commuters. The images, which capture everyday travelers, Wall Street yuppies, street performers, the homeless, and unemployed, demonstrate changes in fashion, attitudes toward security, and cultural rebellion. The exhibition at the Lowe presents work from the past two years in New York, Paris, and Madrid. López is a Professor in the University of Miami Department of Art and Art History and the Head of Electronic Media/4D.
- UM STUDENTS/ MFA EXHIBITIONS
Annual two-part exhibition features juried works by students and Master of Fine Arts candidates. Organized by the LAM.
- June 28, 2008 – November 2, 2008
EXCAVATING EGYPT: GREAT DISCOVERIES FROM THE PETRIE MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ARCHAEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
The exhibition features a rare treasure trove of antiquities from the Petrie Museum of Egyptology, University College, London. Photographs, excavation notes, and personal journals shed further light on the science of archaeology during its infancy, as seen through the eyes of one of its greatest pioneers, Sir Flinders Petrie, known as the “father of Egyptian Archaeology.”
Organized by the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University in cooperation with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, with generous support provided by the Massey Charitable Trust and the Georgia Council for the Arts.
- ETERNAL EGYPT: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Photographic images of the Nile Valley during a bygone era reveal glimpses of an Egypt from a bygone era. Featuring the Lost Egypt Portfolios produced by The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
- December 2, 2006 - January 28, 2007
HUMBERTO CALZADA: IN DREAMS AWAKE
Architectural settings that evoke both the Cuba of his birth and the odyssey of his exile dominate a retrospective exhibition of Miami painter, Humberto Calzada.
- February 10 - April 1, 2007
ARCTIC SPIRIT: INUIT ART FROM THE ALBRECHT COLLECTION AT THE HEARD MUSEUM
The exhibition offers a rare look at traditional and contemporary works from the circumpolar region comprised of Siberia, Alaska, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic, which is inhabited by the Inuit, or Eskimo as they are commonly known. Objects span 2,250 years of artistic creativity, from 250 BCE to the 21st century. Included are wall hangings, prints, drawings, sculpture, carved ivories, masks, and decorated clothing. Maps, photographs, and informative text panels provide contextual information. A Program of ExhibitisUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.
- April 14 - May 27, 2007
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STUDENTS/MFA EXHIBITION
Annual two-part exhibition features juried works by students and Master of Fine Arts candidates. Organized by the LAM.
- CHRISTINE FEDERIGHI: A CELEBRATION IN CLAY
A retrospective exhibition featuring the ceramic work of Christine Federighi honors the distinguished UM Professor of Art.
- June 9 - August 26, 2007
CLAY AND BRUSH: THE CERAMIC ART OF CHINA, THE COLLECTION OF THE LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
This exhibition will document, for the first time, a cross-section of the Lowe's more than 1,000 Chinese ceramics, from the earliest Neolithic Period through the 20th century. The Lowe’s collection is a unique regional resource to study the historical and stylistic development of Chinese ceramics. Many of the objects in the exhibition have never been exhibited before.
Curated by Brian A. Dursum. Organized by LAM. Funding provided by the Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation Trust and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
- September 15, 2007 – November 27, 2007
MATERIAL TERRAIN: A SCULPTURAL EXPLORATION OF LANDSCAPE & PLACE
An imaginative, thought-provoking exhibition that explores the uneasy relationship between the natural and constructed world. It features large-scale, mixed-media works by eleven artists, who employ diverse materials and techniques. Organized by International Arts & Artists in collaboration with the Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO.
- December 3, 2005 - January 22, 2006
IMAGING & IDENTITY: AFRICAN ART FROM THE LOWE ART MUSEUM AND SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTIONS
Selections of the best works from the Lowe and other area collections demonstrate key characteristics of African art. "Imaging" suggests both the creation of an image that provides a visual focal point for the spirit, power, or idea involved and, as a verb, the dynamic qualities of process, performance, and acoustics that are an integral part of the image. Attempt to "Identity" works take into consideration the fluidity of style, authorship, and usage that characterize artistic production in Africa. Organized by the LAM.
- ENGAGING THE CAMERA: AFRICAN WOMEN, PORTRAITS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HECTOR ACEBES
The exhibition features a selection of extraordinary photographs taken by the Colombian photographer and cinematographer on his travels through Africa, which have only recently come to light. Organized by Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Hector Acebes Archive. Additional support is provided by the Fulton County Arts Council and the Friends of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
- February 4 - April 2, 2006
RICHARD JOLLEY: SCULPTOR OF GLASS, 1985-PRESENT
The first museum retrospective featuring the bold and intricate work of acclaimed artist Richard Jolley offers a comprehensive look at the career of one of the country's leading glass sculptors, examining his innovations and influence in the field.
- REMBRANDT: THE CONSUMMATE ETCHER AND OTHER 17TH CENTURY PRINTMAKERS
The printed work of Rembrandt, considered one of the most important figures in Western art, and sixteen of his contemporaries, demonstrate that although Rembrandt's paintings garner the most attention, his etchings demonstrate the same genius, variety of subjects, and vitality that he generated with his brush. Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection.
- April 15 - June 4, 2006
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STUDENT/MFA EXHIBITION
Annual two-part exhibition features juried works by students and Master of Fine Arts candidates. Organized by the LAM.
- GLEXIS NOVOA, VISIONARY ARTIST
Cuban-born Novoa, a formidable draftsman possessed of a visionary imagination, draws in graphite on marble, canvas, and walls, depicting apocalyptic tropic cityscape. Sometimes precise and controlled, other time hallucinatory, he utilizes striations in the marble as compositional points od departure. Organized by the LAM.
- June 17 - September 10, 2006
GAME FACE: WHAT DOES A FEMALE ATHLETE LOOK LIKE?
A critically acclaimed photographic celebration of sports and physical daring in the lives of girls and women. Sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group, including Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Exhibition organized by Game Face Productions.
- September 23 - November 12, 2006
FLOWERS FOR THE EARTH LORD: GUATEMALAN TEXTILES FROM THE LAM
The first major exhibition of the Lowe's extensive Guatemalan textile collection examines its importance as a window into Mayan culture. Historic implications, stylistic evolution, and technical innovations will be examined. Organized by the LAM and curated by Dr. Traci Ardren, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
- GATTORNO: A CUBAN PAINTER FOR THE WORLD
This retrospective exhibition traces the career of Cuban modernist, Antonio Gattorno (1904-1980), whose life is soon to be documented with a major publication and motion picture. Organized by the LAM.
- April 20 - June 5, 2005
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STUDENT/MFA EXHIBITION
- ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE DAWN OF HISTORY: THE KHIRBET ISKANDER COLLECTION
A rare exhibition of archaeological discoveries from the Middle East reveals cultural remains of ancient peoples from the only known city in Canaan during the Early Bronze IV Period, approximately 4,000 years ago. A variety of ceramic vessels, stone tools, and religious objects from the site of Khirbet Iskander, situated on the famous caravan route, east of the Dead Sea, will be featured. Interactive displays, maps, photographs, and artifacts from other time periods and lands will help illustrate differences in pottery and tool development in the ancient world.
Organized by the Erie Art Museum in cooperation with Gannon University with the support of a grant from the Laurel Foundation of Pittsburgh. The Khirbet Iskander archaeological materials are on permanent loan from the Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- June 18 - July 24, 2005
JAN MATU LKA: THE GLOBAL MODERNIST
A selection of oils, watercolors, drawings, and prints produced between 1915 and 1940, reveal the considerable achievements of a lesser known modern master, Jan Matulka, whose artistic achievements and role as teacher and mentor, where seminal to the development of America Modernism.
Organized by TMG Projects, Chicago, in conjunction with the estate of Jan Matulka.
- June 18 - September 4, 2005
GO FIGURE! MULTI-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN FORM FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
Human form transcends 5,000 years of artistic media and cultures. Organized by the LAM.
- August 6 - September 4, 2005
UM FACULTY- BILLIE LYNN: UNCANNY
One-person exhibition features interactive, kinetic sculpture and a series of "tapings," low relief works in duct tape, that explore the liminal state between subject and object. Organized by the LAM.
September 17 - November 13, 2005
EDWARD WESTON: LIFE WORK
A 100-image survey of a great American artist, containing an outstanding selection of vintage prints from all phases of the five decade career of one of the most influential American photographers of the 20th century. Previously unpublished masterpieces are interspersed with well known signature images.
Organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions.
- APOCALYPSE THEN: IMAGES OF DESTRUCTION, PROPHECY AND JUDGMENT FROM DURER TO THE 20TH CENTURY
For more than two thousand years, apocalyptic writings have revealed visions of humanity expressed through depictions, premonitions, and reports of disaster and redemption. The exhibition presents selected works of art inspired by apocalyptic writing or thought. Beginning with Durer's famous series of woodcuts inspired by
The Revelation of Saint John, the exhibition includes images from the next 500 years. Organized and circulated by the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.