Pan American Modernism: Avant Garde Art in Latin America and the United States
April 29 - July 29, 2017
Featuring the work of 43 Latin American artists and 26 artists from the United States, Pan American Modernism explores the rich visual dialogue that exists between objects produced by artists working in 13 countries in North, South, and Central America during the 60-year period between 1919 and 1979. Rather than perpetuating a North American-centric hegemony, which tends to diminish and polarize works of art produced by Latin American artists, the exhibition analyzes how Pan American artistic exchanges, rather than stylistic transmission, constructs a fuller understanding of modernism as an international phenomenon across the Americas.
Developed by the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, Pan American Modernism showcases more than 70 important works of art, many of which have not been previously exhibited. Several influential Pan American artists are represented, including Eduardo Abela, Romare Bearden, Fernando Botero, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Joaquín Torres-García, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Lee Krasner, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Robert Motherwell, Gordon Matta-Clark, Amelia Peláez, Man Ray, Diego Rivera, Ben Shahn, and Edward Weston among many others. The inclusion of such seminal artists allows for the examination of topics such as Mexican muralism, abstract expressionism, modernist photography, and geometric abstraction in constructivism, minimalism, and optical art to explore commonalities and disconnects throughout the Americas.
Curated by Dr. Nathan Timpano, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and History, University of Miami, Pan American Modernism is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by Lowe Art Museum, with essays by Nathan Timpano, Edward J. Sullivan, and Heather Diack.
Image credit: José Mijares. Untitled. 1945. Oil on wood. Collection of Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami.
Women Artists from the Permanent Collection
August 5 - October 7, 2017
This exhibition highlights works from the Permanent Collection by 20th-century women artists including internationally recognized figures like Miriam Schapiro, Kathe Kollwitz, and Louise Nevelson and well known Central Florida artists like Ellen Plankey, Susan Martin, and Nancy Strange Seib.
Providing an overview of modern art movements, these works span the stylistic spectrum from Realism to Abstract Expressionism from photography to sculpture.
Image credit: Marisol Escobar (1930-2016), Untitled, silkscreen. Foosaner Art Museum, F.I.T.
The History of Space Photography
October 14, 2017 - January 6, 2018
This exhibition presents and explains the extraordinary variety of important historic, modern, and contemporary space photographs that have been made since the development of the photography in the first half of the19th century. Images of deep space from great observatories around the world are included. In addition, many photographs from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other institutions’ exploration of the solar system are represented, as well as a history of satellite photographs of our planet and the revolutionary discoveries these represent. There also are three Power Point presentations (suitable for flat-screen televisions) with more images and videos to supplement the framed photographs of the Earth; the solar system; and the universe beyond.
Image credit: View of the Rub'al Khali desert, satellite photo, (NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team).