Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 - United States





The Lowe Art Museum serves both its parent institution (the University of Miami)
and greater Miami-Dade County as a critical resource for education, enrichment,
engagement, and enjoyment. Founded in 1950, the Lowe is the region’s oldest
comprehensive art museum: Its collections comprise more than 19,250 works of fine art or
culturally significant archaeological/ethnographic material, which collectively represent more
than five millennia of art and culture on every inhabited continent. The Museum leverages
these rich holdings in the service of the tens of thousands of individuals—from across the
University of Miami’s three campuses, throughout South Florida, and around the country—
who visit its galleries each year.


"Carlos Estévez: Cities of the Mind"
The most recent project of renowned Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez, "Cities of the Mind" features nine large-format paintings that reference the artist's fascination with city plans. Inspired by the Havana of his youth, the Medieval European cities to which he has traveled extensively as an adult, and his abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created in this body of new work personal maps of the human mind influenced by ancient cartography. Guest curated by Dr. Carol Damian and generously supported by Laura Blanco, Chris and Susanne Armstrong, and Rafael and Marijean Miyar.

"History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence"
"History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence" explores the graphic oeuvre of one of 20th-century America’s greatest artists. Highlighting Lawrence’s interest in the lives and histories of African Americans and their forebears, the show features the artist’s complete "Toussaint L’Ouverture" and "The Legend of John Brown" portfolios as well as other images created between 1963 and 2000.

"NEXUS: Contemporary Art from Leading Miami Collections"
A celebration of the Lowe’s 70th anniversary, "NEXUS" features select works of stellar contemporary art generously lent by Miami’s top collectors. These paintings and sculptures embody our city’s now irrefutable importance in the realm of contemporary as well as the intimate connection these collectors share with the artists whose work they steward, with one another, and with the broader community.

"ArtLab @ the Lowe: Russia Unframed"
"Russia Unframed" seeks to highlight the impact of Russia's immense cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious diversity on the arts, both within its borders and throughout the diaspora. Now in its tenth year, ArtLab @ the Lowe is an annual student-curated exhibition that provides University of Miami students with hands-on experience in the curatorial and museum fields.

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