Past Exhibitions : 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. | more

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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