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October’s LOWEDOWN Examines Culture & Coexistence


Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

ArtLab @ The Lowe: Conquest & Coexistence – The Cultural Synthesis of Spanish Colonial Art

LoweDown Happy Hour

Don’t miss a guided tour of ArtLab @ The Lowe: Conquest and Coexistence – The Cultural Synthesis of Spanish Colonial Art.

On the first Thursday of every month during the academic year, the Lowe Art Museum hosts the exciting LoweDown Happy Hour event, designed to broaden and deepen appreciation of the visual arts. Each month has a different theme along with a gallery tour. Enjoy light fare plus healthy treats from Cabot Cheese, wine by Rex Goliath, with cocktails generously provided by Bacardi, while interacting with a diverse crowd of Lowe members, patrons from the community, and young professionals, as well as UM faculty, staff, and students.

$10 Admission; Free for Lowe Members.

Click any of the images below to see more images from September’s LoweDown.

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Did You Know?


Lowe Gallery Tours

You can now register for guided group tours through the Lowe website at:miami.edu/lowe/education/Schedule_Tours.html or by emailing lowetours@miami.edu

Or join us for one of our scheduled guided tours of China’s Last Empire by exhibition curator Brian Dursum.
Sunday, October 12 at 2 p.m. 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11 a.m.


Save The Date

Ring girls from framing beauty

Ring girls (from the Framing Beauty series), Bronx, NY, 2014, 22 x 32 inches, Inkjet print.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography with Deborah Willis

Re-Imagining Beauty
Lecture: 7 p.m., UM Field House
1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables, Florida, 33146
(Adjacent to the BankUnited Center)
Reception & book signing: 8 p.m.
Copies of Willis’ Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present are available for pre-purchase by calling 305.284.6980

Re-Imaging Beauty examines the history of photography as it intersects with idealized physical norms in America. Through a contextualized interrogation of beauty and its representation, Dr. Willis explores the contested terrain of “the beautiful.” She works with a diverse range of media in her scholarship, which examines the fraught relationship between beauty and art through the lens of class, race, gender, and aesthetic conventions.

Admission: Lowe Members & UM Students: Free
Non-Members: $10

Admissions at the door will be cash only

RSVPrsvp.loweartmuseum.org or 305.284.5587
Parking: Complimentary parking available onsite


Now On View

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Roof tile, 17th century, Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, glazed pottery, Gift of Ralph Parisi, 2004.64.1-.2

Through October 19, 2014

China’s Last Empire: The Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty

The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) was the second foreign dynasty to rule all China; the first being the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). Unlike the Mongols, the Manchu, who took the name “qing” meaning pure or clear, served as patrons of Chinese culture employing Chinese scholar-officials in high government positions. They succeeded the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), which over time had become unable to effectively rule the country. The first one hundred and fifty years of the Qing Dynasty witnessed great strides in China’s development. China’s Last Empire: The Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty examines this last Imperial period in China’s long and distinguished history. | more


Unknown Artist, Peru, San Ysidro the Laborer, ca. 1850, oil on canvas, Museum purchase through funds from Beaux Arts, 2007.8

Through April 26, 2015

ArtLab @ The Lowe- Conquest & Coexistence: The Cultural Synthesis of Spanish Colonial Art

This exhibition explores the unique cultural synthesis forged in the Americas as the result of coexistence between Spanish colonizers and local populations and the processes of dialogue and negotiation, cooperation and resistance that defined the formation of Spanish colonial visual culture.

ArtLab @ The Lowe is an innovative program that provides UM faculty and students the opportunity to organize an annual exhibition drawn from the Lowe’s permanent collection. Curated by students under the direction of Dr. Karen Mathews, Associate Professor, Department of Art History. ArtLab @ The Lowe is generously sponsored by Stella M. Holmes. | more


Portrait of a Man of the Sandwich Islands with his Helmet. A Young Woman of the Sandwich Islands. Engraved by Noble after J.K. Sherwi, Gift of Drs. Ann and Robert Walzer, 2004.50.9.2


Terrestrial Paradises: Imagery from The Voyages of Captain James Cook

Engravings featuring imagery from Cook’s voyages to the Pacific Islands and South America. A number of artists accompanied Cook on his three voyages for the Royal Society from 1768-1779, producing images of the peoples they encountered that were reproduced in numerous publications for a European audience fascinated with travel accounts. Organized by the Lowe Art Museum. |more

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