Public Programs

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From tours to classes, lectures and films to Family Days, you won’t run out of ways to engage with the Lowe Art Museum. Get inspired, get involved. For a complete listing, visit the calendar of events.


  • The Education Department creates tours to help visitors of all ages discover and explore the visual arts. All educational opportunities strive to challenge the visitor to engage in a learning experience, utilizing critical thinking and object-based education. Our goal is to provide a positive museum visit for everyone. Our tour method uses questions to engage student understandings and curriculum connections. Trained volunteer guides (Docents) facilitate guided group tours for all ages.
  • Click here to learn more and schedule.

Cultural Tours

  • Cultural Tours with the Lowe connects the Museum's wide and diverse audience to art, inspiration, and historical perspective. Our trips offer participants the unique opportunity to see the world and humanity's highest artistic achievements with the guidance of the Lowe's curators. Itineraries focus on engaging, educational, enriching activities that will allow you to experience firsthand how art can bridge history and the present day to reveal our shared cultural heritage. More than just a vacation, Cultural Tours with the Lowe combines curatorial expertise and behind-the-scenes viewing arrangements with spectacular itineraries and interesting companionship. Contact to learn more.


  • The Lowe Art Museum organizes a variety of engaging lectures presented by internationally acclaimed artists and scholars. For more information contact the Education Department.

Family Programs

  • Community Days are held twice annually for children and adults to explore art and culture through an array of music, dance, storytelling and hands-on art activities related to the Lowe’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Through this informal festival setting, the Lowe provides an environment for adults and children to experience education together. Creative activities based in the arts and culture serve to strengthen both families and education within the University community and Miami-Dade County. CommunityDays have a strong impact on the community by ensuring that quality arts education and cultural experiences are accessible and demonstrate the Lowe’s commitment to serving as both a university and community resource. Since 2000, Community Days have been presented to the community free of charge.
  • Beaux Arts Children’s Art Classes provide instruction in drawing, painting, ceramics, and other areas of art.

Fine Art of Health Care

  • Founded in 2009, the Lowe's Fine Art of Heath Care is a nationally-recognized inter-professional program for students and professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Mental Health. Using art and discussion as tools with the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) methodology, participants fine-tune their observational, analytical, and communication skills, all of which are important in clinical settings. They also learn about self-care, as they are encouraged to slow down and unwind in the Lowe's galleries.
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  • In an effort to stay connected with each other, we are taking our weekly mindfulness sessions online. Please join the Lowe Art Museum for a virtual session on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM. Each session will last about 30 minutes followed by a Q & A. 
  • Sign up for our Mindfulness email list to receive access to these free online Zoom sessions and the latest information about the program. 
  • Mindful Looking - Slow down, be present, and spend time with one work of art from the Lowe's collection while enjoying a guided mindful looking exercise led by the Lowe Art Museum Education staff. 
  • The Art of Mindfulness - Recharge, refocus, and reclaim the day with a short guided meditation. This program is co-sponsored by UM's Mindfulness in Law Program and Mindfultime
  • For more information, please contact Jodi Sypher, Curator of Education, at
  • Click on this link for resources about mindfulness and the research that supports it from University of Miami.

Professional Development

  • 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.
  • Click here to see our Brochure

Lowe After Dark

  • Join us on the first Thursday of most months during the academic year as we celebrate art and culture at the Lowe Art Museum! Come mix, mingle, learn, and enjoy with a diverse group of Lowe supporters, including Museum members, community patrons, young professionals, and UM faculty, staff, and students.
  • Admission to these events is free for members and $12.50 for non-members.
  • Parking available at Pavia Garage. For a full listing of all Lowe Art Museum events, please visit our calendar page.

Sip & Sketch

  • Join us for a relaxed evening of guided art making. Enjoy wine, cheese, and light intertainment while you paint. No experience necessary! Must be 21. Space is limited so check the calendar for dates and be sure to register to secure your spot. Cost is $45, $35 for members.