Professional Development

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The Lowe Art Museum delivers high-quality professional development, including workshops, symposia, and volunteer opportunities through its departments.

Art Matters

  • The Lowe’s signature professional development program, invites professionals and graduate students to use art in a museum setting as a vehicle for focused observation and development of critical communication skills, visual acuity, navigation of ambiguity, leadership, problem-solving, and collaboration. The workshops foster the skills necessary to become successful in fields as varied as medicine, law enforcement, human resources, and air traffic control.
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  • Program Details:
    • The Lowe offers customized workshops for groups of 10 – 20 for $350.
    • The Lowe offers customized workshops for groups of 20 – 40 for $500.
    • Trained educators lead interactive group discussions using open-ended research-based methodologies, with a focus on mindfulness, critical thinking skills, and team-building.
    • Group participants will engage with works of art and at the same time make connections to their own practices.
    • Workshops are tailored to the specific needs of your group.
    • Workshops will last 2 hours and provide a theoretical understanding of the practices employed.
    • Follow up workshops can be arranged for deeper understanding and practical training.
  • For more information contact Hope Torrents, htorrents@miami.edu

Teacher Workshops

  • The Lowe Art Museum offers a variety of programs designed to help P-12 educators connect their classroom curriculum with the collection. These professional development sessions include art-making, gallery discussions, and opportunities to share strategies with colleagues. Participants receive classroom-ready lesson plans, participate using interdisciplinary teaching strategies, study relevant artwork and artifacts, discuss strategies for teaching each topic in the classroom, and learn about the teaching resources available from the museum.As we schedule these opportunities, we'll publish details here.
  • For more information contact Jodi Sypher, Curator of Education jsypher@miami.edu.