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New Yorker Cartoonist to Mix Art and Humor with Bubbles & Brunch

Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast will discuss a relevant topic—Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?— and sign her acclaimed graphic memoir of the same title at the Lowe Art Museum’s annual Bubbles & Brunch breakfast on Sunday, December 6. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, the breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lowe; the talk and book signing will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. General admission tickets are $15, and may be purchased online.

“We could not be more pleased to have Roz Chast as our featured speaker this year,” said Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts director and chief curator of the Lowe. “Art and humor are a wonderful way to showcase universal truths, and with Ms. Chast’s engaging personality, dynamic presentation skills, and a string of book awards to her credit, she is sure to delight our audience during this most exciting art season in Miami.”


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Practice ‘Mindfulness and the Art of Self-Reflection’ at the Lowe Art Museum November 18

Grounded in the extraordinary collection of 18th century portraits that form “The Portrait Transformed” exhibit, an innovative mindfulness workshop, “Mindfulness and the Art of Self-Reflection,” will take place at the Lowe Art Museum on Wednesday, November 18, drawing on portraiture to illuminate and inspire our own self-exploration.

During the interactive program, UM’s Scott Rogers, who founded and directs the School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program and co-founded the University’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, will share ways of coming to better know our true selves through mindfulness practice and mindful self-reflection. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

RSVP is recommended.

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Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘Mummies and Masks: Ancient Egyptian Family Day’ on October 18

Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt on Sunday, October 18, when the Lowe Art Museum hosts “Mummies and Masks: Ancient Egyptian Family Day” from noon to 3 p.m. Families can learn about the history of Egyptian mummies with two special examples from the 7th-4th century BCE, on loan from the Bass Museum of Art. Participants can also create their own mummy mask for Halloween and participate in a costume parade through the museum. Treat bags will be given to every child.

The cost is $8 per child. Accompanying caregivers, Lowe Art Museum members, and UM faculty and staff with ID admitted free. Free parking will be available in the Pavia Garage. Reservations are recommended. To RSVP, email lowersvp@miami.edu or call 305-284-5587.

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The Lowe Dedicates New Art Research Center to Hands-On Learning

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UM alumna Stella Holmes, third from left, is honored at the dedication ceremony for the new Art Research Center made possible by her generosity. Standing with her are, from left, Senior Director of Development Adriana F. Verdeja, UM President Donna E. Shalala, and Lowe Art Museum Director Jill Deupi.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 19, 2015)—The new Stella M. Holmes Art Research Center (ARC) was officially dedicated in the heart of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Lowe Art Museum last Thursday, giving UM students even more unique opportunities for hands-on learning about the museum’s world-class collection.

“The Art Research Center will allow student curators in ArtLab to see and feel artifacts from the cultures they are studying more intimately than ever before,” said Holmes, a UM alumna and supporter whose generosity launched the museum’s innovative ArtLab series in 2009. “First-hand experience is a very valuable tool in museum studies programs, because it helps students to understand the soul of the art through investigation of its origins.”

The ARC’s walls are lined with built-in, museum-grade display cases that showcase a variety of objects, while smart technology makes the most of electronic resources and the Internet. More cases line the corridor adjacent to a classroom, engaging visitors before they enter the ARC. The area also has been redesigned to allow a direct view into the Lowe’s object storage, allowing guests to see a large number of pieces that are not currently on display. Designed for active learning, the ARC will host enhanced programming for all of the Lowe’s visitors.

“It’s a new capstone in our educational offerings,” said Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts director and chief curator. “We are thrilled with the ARC, which allows us to continue to expand and enhance our capacity to engage directly with our audiences.”

Home to a world-class collection of nearly 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of human history, the Lowe has long been committed to providing opportunities for the firsthand experience of works of art and enrichment of the community through education about arts and culture.

The phenomenal success of ArtLab, which touches the students involved, the Lowe’s 40,000 visitors each year, and countless others who access digital copies of the catalogs online, inspired the Lowe and Holmes to create the ARC, allowing even greater interaction and experience with the museum’s remarkable cultural and educational assets.

Led by a UM faculty member, ArtLab participants spend a full academic year delving into designated themes, which have included Spanish Colonial Art, the art of indigenous Panama, the convergence of Eastern and Western ideas in contemporary Japanese art, differing points of view in Islamic art, and the history of printmaking.

In addition to the direct study of objects in the Lowe’s collections, ArtLab students enjoy off-site immersive experiences, which in the past have included field research in Panama and Peru.

ArtLab culminates each spring with the curation and installation of a focus exhibition and a companion catalog authored by the students. This show remains on view in a prominent gallery in the Lowe (the Richard B. Bermont Family Focus Gallery) for a full year, allowing museum visitors to learn from participants’ investigative efforts.

In addition to Holmes’ generosity, support for the ARC was provided by Beaux Arts, the Rubin – Ladd Foundation, the Jensen Endowment, and the Coleman Foundation.

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Beaux Arts Festival of Art Still a Popular Draw Decades After Its Debut

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Beaux Arts Festival of Art Still a Popular Draw Decades After Its Debut

The annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art has come a long way since it first debuted in 1952. Back then, local artists would hang their works on clotheslines in front of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum—hence its original name, the Clothesline Sale. Today, booths are the preferred display areas for works ranging from sculptures and paintings to ceramics and watercolors. Thousands of visitors enjoyed such media on January 17 and 18, when the 64th edition of the festival took place at UM. View the slideshow.

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