Mission | Vision | Values

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About the Museum

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.

Mission Statement

An integral part of the University of Miami, the Lowe Art Museum offers its diverse audiences opportunities and resources for engaging with contemporary culture through 5,000 years of human creativity.


The University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum touches lives and builds communities by serving as a laboratory for learning, a place for engagement and enrichment, and a site for self-discovery.


The University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum celebrates the power of art to elevate the human spirit, immortalize lives, and transcend time and place. As such, we:

  • Support the Mission and Vision of the University of Miami.
  • Collect and exhibit exemplary works of art and culture.
  • Steward the objects entrusted to our care for the benefit of successive generations.
  • Use our resources to inspire a plurality of audiences.
  • Foster a sense of community both on and off campus.
  • Explore and validate diversity.
  • Bridge cultural divides.
  • Promote civil and civic discourse.
  • Secure long-term sustainability.
  • Manage resources prudently.

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