Lowe Art Museum

The Lowe Art Museum is an art museum located in Coral Gables, Florida, a Miami suburb in Miami-Dade County. It opened in 1950 and is operated by the University of Miami. It was originally established by a gift from philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe. At the time it opened, it was the first art museum in South Florida. The museum has an extensive collection of art with permanent collections in Greco-Roman antiquities, Renaissance, Baroque, 17th- and 19th-century European art, 19th-century American art, and modern art.[1] The museum's national and international works come from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Native America, Ancient Americas, and the Pacific Islands. It also has a large collection of glassworks including creations by Arneson, Jun Kaneko ("Dango"),and Christine Federighi ("Globe"). There are also glassworks by Pablo Picasso, William Morris, Emily Brock, Harvey Littleton, Erwin Fisch, and Ginny Ruffner in the permanent collection.

The permanent collection includes works by: Lippo Vanni, Sano di Pietro, Lorenzo di Bicci, Lorenzo di Credi, Vincenzo Catena, Francesco Bacchiacca, Bernardino Fungai, Adrian Isenbrandt, Jacob Jordaens, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco, Francisco Goya, Thomas Gainsborough, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Frank Stella, Knox Martin, and Duane Hanson. There are also Modern works of Art by Roy Lichtenstein, Sandy Skoglund, Purvis Young, Louise Nevelson, and Enrique Montenegro in the permanent collection.

The Lowe Art Museum is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station.

Lowe Art Museum
Lowe Art Museum at UM
Lowe Art Museum is located in Florida
Lowe Art Museum
Location within Florida
LocationUniversity of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°43′10″N 80°16′32″W / 25.719425°N 80.275657°W
TypeArt museum [1]
DirectorJill Deupi [3]
CuratorJill Deupi [3]
Public transit accessMetrorail access via University Station


  1. ^ a b Lowe Art Museum: About, ARTINFO, 2008, retrieved 2008-07-28
  2. ^ http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/05/2623319/60-years-of-the-lowe.html
  3. ^ a b Lowe Art Museum contact

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Benedetto Rusconi

Benedetto Rusconi, nicknamed the Diana, (ca. 1460 – 1525) was an Italian Renaissance painter, a companion of Vittore Carpaccio and Giovanni di Niccolò Mansueti, who lived in the latter part of the 15th and early part of the 16th centuries. No date can be given of his birth.

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Chapman Field Park

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Coral Gables Open Invitational

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Douglas Entrance

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Douglas Road station

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Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439–1501) was an Italian architect, engineer, painter, sculptor, and writer. As a painter, he belonged to the Sienese School. He was considered a visionary architectural theorist—in Nikolaus Pevsner's terms: "one of the most interesting later Quattrocento architects". As a military engineer, he executed architectural designs and sculptural projects and built almost seventy fortifications for the Federico da Montefeltro, Count (later Duke) of Urbino, building city walls and early examples of star-shaped fortifications.

Born in Siena, he apprenticed as a painter with Vecchietta. In panels painted for cassoni he departed from the traditional representations of joyful wedding processions in frieze-like formulas to express visions of ideal, symmetrical, vast and all but empty urban spaces rendered in perspective.

He composed an architectural treatise Trattato di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare, the third of the Quattrocento, after Leone Battista Alberti's and Filarete's; he worked on it for decades and finished sometime after 1482; it circulated in manuscript. The projects were well in advance of completed projects at the time, but innovations, for example in staircase planning, running in flights and landings round an open center, or dividing at a landing to return symmetrically on each wall, became part of architectural vocabulary in the following century. The third book is preoccupied with the "ideal" city, constrained within star-shaped polygonal geometries reminiscent of the star fort, whose wedge-shaped bastions are said to have been his innovation.

Francesco di Giorgio finished his career as architect in charge of the works at the Duomo di Siena, where his bronze angels are on the high altar and some marble floor mosaics are attributed to his designs. The design of the church of San Sebastiano in Vallepiatta in Siena is also attributed to him.

Di Giorgio's painting of the "Madonna and Child with 2 Angels" is found at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida.

Humberto Calzada

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Leonardo Coccorante

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Lydia Rubio Ferrer

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Her work consists of paintings, unique journals and large site-specific installations. She has been in more than 26 solo exhibitions, and participated in many group shows. Rubio’s works are in numerous private collections and institutions such as The Women’s Center at Indiana University, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lehigh University, the Cintas Collection at MDCC, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and the Lowe Art Museum. Her artist books are in The Sackner Archive of Concrete Poetry, and in the libraries of Bryn Mawr College, Stanford, University of Southern California, University of Miami and the Wolfsonian at FIU. She has completed public art commissions for Terminal C of Raleigh Durham Airport, The Women's Park Miami-Dade County and the DIsney Terminal at the Port of Miami.

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Bencomo's work is currently shown at an installation of selected unique artist books and works on paper from his ongoing series Elegy to Poetry/ Le Cabinet de Poesie, at Miami International Airport, Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs. The installation will be on view until 2017.

His work is in the collection of numerous museums, including, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Denver Art Museum; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; Museo de Arte Maria Zambrano, Malaga-Velez, Spain; Frost Art Museum, Miami; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Panama; The Mizel Museum, Denver; NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale, FL; State University of New York at Cortland, New York; Lehigh University Art Galleries, PA, among others.

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Southside is the oldest elementary school in Miami-Dade county. It partners with Miami Science Museum and Lowe Art Museum. One famous alumna is Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Southside School is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Brickell Station and by the Metromover.

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University station is a station on the Metrorail rapid transit system at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. This station, opened to service May 20, 1984, is located along Ponce de Leon Boulevard at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (US 1) and Mariposa Court. The stop provides particular convenience to UM students, staff, and resident physicians traveling between the Coral Gables campus, the medical campus at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center at Civic Center station in the Civic Center Health District, and direct access to Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport.

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