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Beaux Arts Children’s Spring Art Classes and Camp Registration Opens


Registration is now open for spring classes and spring break camp at the Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Children’s Pavilion. Children ages 5 to 12 will participate in drawing, painting, sculpture, papier-mache, ceramics, textiles, and other media. Proceeds from the classes and camp benefit children’s art appreciation programs, art acquisitions, and museum improvements at the Lowe. For more information and to register, click here. A 10 percent discount is offered to a second child from the same family registered for camp, or for members of the Lowe Art Museum.

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Beaux Arts Festival of Art Draws Thousands

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Beaux Arts Festival of Art Draws Thousands


By Robert C. Jones Jr.
UM News

More than 230 fine art juried exhibitors showcased works in 10 media, from oil and acrylics to ceramics, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

More than 230 fine art juried exhibitors showcased works in 10 media, from oil and acrylics to ceramics, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 19, 2014) — Wielding a pencil between the toes of his bare left foot, Patrik Norstrom sat on the periphery of the Lowe Art Museum’s driveway and sketched a remarkably detailed picture of a crowd of people. “The secret to drawing a good crowd scene is to draw the background and elements around the people,” said Norstrom, as passersby stopped to look and wonder at his drawing and how he created it.

Born with no arms, the 48-year-old Norstrom relies on his feet for nearly everything—to drive, cook, use a smartphone, and create his beautiful drawings. Read the full story

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Lowe Art Museum Collections Now Available Online


In addition to visiting the Lowe Art Museum to view its permanent collections, you can now explore the artwork through a searchable online database. The museum, part of the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences, has catalogued nearly 8,200 items in the database, which includes information on each work, such as title, artist, period, type of artwork, description, and path of ownership.

Objects are searchable by artist, materials, geographic region and other methods. The online gallery is expected to be used extensively by students researching class projects and assignments, and by faculty utilizing it in course work. But, it is also available to the public, making it a resource for art enthusiasts far and wide.

“This has been a goal of ours for quite some time,” said Kara Schneiderman, assistant director of the museum. “We have these amazing collections and people should know that they are here and should be able to see them at the Lowe or online.

“The system has a lot of flexibility and it’s easy to use,” she said.

Schneiderman and her team have been cataloguing the items for the past several years, and just recently launched the virtual gallery at emuseum.miami.edu. Each item is photographed, and associated data is checked and rechecked. The team hopes to have all art items – a total of 18,799 – catalogued and entered into the online system by the spring.

At any given time, the Lowe Art Museum displays about 6 to 8 percent of its permanent collections.
Geographic collections that are currently all online include: Central and South American; Egypt and the Near East; North American; Caribbean; and Native North American.

The following collections are expected to be added by early next year: African; Asian; European; Ancient American; Native Central/South Americas; and Ancient Mediterranean.

“One of the benefits of this is that it provides access to collections that are in storage,” said Schneiderman.

Schneiderman and Raymond Mathews, communications specialist for the museum, said the new system allows faculty to create unique packages of art tailored to specific courses, and should enable faculty to make better use of the permanent collections, and those artworks in storage.

“There are a lot of creative ways departments are using the collections,” said Mathews. “This drives interaction with the museum, but it’s not a substitute to visiting the museum.”

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Art Appreciation

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Art Appreciation


This year's Beaux Arts Festival of Art featured works in ten media.

This year’s Beaux Arts Festival of Art featured works in ten media.

Art in all shapes and colors was on display and up for sale at the 62nd Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art, held on the grounds of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus January 19-20. One of the region’s most popular outdoor art exhibitions and a South Florida tradition, the festival attracted thousands of visitors this year and offered works in ten media. Proceeds benefit the Lowe Art Museum and support cultural field trips to the museum for children from low-income schools. Read the full story

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New Exhibitions Open at Lowe Art Museum


Jennifer Greenburg, Donnie Hawleywood, 2005. Archival inkjet print.

“Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity” and “Stephen Knapp: New Light,” have opened at the Lowe Art Museum. The former presents a rich, reflective exhibition showcasing the works of 39 distinct artists, while the latter features 14 of Knapp’s light paintings, which have been called the first new art medium of the 21st century. Both exhibitions will be on view through March 24.

Examining the vast cultural blend of Modern American society, “Infinite Mirror: Images ofAmerican Identity” is a rich, reflective exhibition showcasing the works of 39 distinct artists.

Organized around four main themes—Self Selection, Pride, Assimilation, and Protest—InfiniteMirror re-examines both the story and storytellers of the quintessential “American Dream” through a wide variety of media. “The images reflect the complex dynamics between people and within the minds of individuals as they participate in and contribute to a composite, inestimable culture,” explains Blake Bradford, curator of “Infinite Mirror” and director of education at the Barnes Foundation. “We, as Americans, would need an infinite mirror to see our full reflection.” Read the full story

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