Miami’s oldest art museum, the 61-year-old Lowe is an appealing, undersung mix of art, folk art, and objects that cross into the realm of archaeology and anthropology, including ancient Maya and Greek pottery, Tang dynasty ceramics, and some marvelous woodwork from Africa and Oceania. While most local art museums rely more heavily on rotating exhibitions, here more of the focus is on the impressive permanent collection, which includes a who’s who of art history both classic and recent: El Greco, Monet, Gainsborough, Goya, Lichtenstein, Tintoretto, Pepper, and Stella. The newest addition (2008) is a gallery devoted to glass and ceramic art, including smaller works by Chihuly and Picasso. There are, of course, temporary exhibitions, too, and top-quality ones—for example, a fascinating recent survey of engravings of the voyages of Captain Cook.
Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Dr (entrance at Ponce de León Blvd.) at University of Miami, Coral Gables, Miami, FL
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm Phone 305/284-3535 Prices Admission $10 adults, $5 seniors and groups of more than 10, free for students with ID and under age 12 Web site Lowe Art Museum
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