Past Exhibitions

  • 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




  • 2013

  • 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



  • 2012
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2011
  • November 12, 2011 – January 15, 2012
    China: Insights


    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.
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  • 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.
  • 2010
  • 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
  • 2009
  • 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.
  • 2008
  • 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.
  • 2007
  • 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.

  • 2006
  • 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.

  • 2005
  • 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.