Lowe Art Museum

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 33146


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Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10am ‐ 4pm

From its origins in three classrooms in 1950, the history of the Lowe Art Museum reflects an unswerving commitment to fulfill its mission to serve the University of Miami as a teaching resource, and the residents of and visitors to greater Miami as its major general art museum.

The Lowe's success in fulfilling its mission is confirmed by an extraordinary and ongoing outpouring of support for the museum and its collections. With the gift in 1950 by philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe, a free-standing museum facility opened to the public in 1952, the first art museum in South Florida. It's 17,500–object collection is one of the most important in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art.


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.

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.

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