Opening Reception at Lowe Art Museum

Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Dr
Coral Gables, FL
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From 6:30–8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29, guests are invited to mix, mingle and celebrate the opening of the Symposium with an evening reception at the Lowe Art Museum. Enjoy drinks and light bites as well as the museum galleries.

History of the Lowe Art Museum

On February 22, 1950, the University of Miami inaugurated what would later become the Lowe Art Museum in the University’s newly completed Merrick Classroom Building. As the City of Miami’s first professional art exhibition space, the “University Art Gallery” was founded to serve academics, students, and members of the general public throughout the region.


Just one year later (1951), Miami philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe underwrote the construction of a separate art museum on UM’s still-young campus: the new “Lowe Art Gallery” was formally dedicated on February 4, 1952. The Lowe expanded many times over the years as it received donations of important collections.


The most recent addition, the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts, opened in 2008 and was fully reinstalled in February 2018. The Lowe’s comprehensive collection now comprises nearly 19,500 objects, which collectively represent more than 5,000 years of human creativity on every inhabited continent.