To avoid the embarrassment of inventing surrealism 90 years too late, it might be wise to visit an art museum and see what art movements already exist. Marvel and muse among the aesthetically astute with today’s Groupon for a membership to the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables. This Groupon must be redeemed within three months from today’s date. Choose from two membership levels:
- $25 for a Cintas Individual membership (a $50 value)
- $35 for a Kress Family membership (a $75 value)
Since its modest start in three classrooms in the ’50s, the Lowe Art Museum has grown to house 5,000 years of world art. Collecting original works from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, the holdings include a well-rounded assortment of permanent exhibits, such as Greco-Roman antiquities, Renaissance and baroque art, and Native American, Asian, and African pieces. Located on the University of Miami’s campus, the Lowe was the first university art museum in Florida to achieve AAM accreditation and has been designated a “major cultural institution” by the state of Florida. Institutionalize yourself with a Cintas Individual membership, which grants free admission for one year, admission to all lectures and special events, invitations to special exhibition openings and programs and members-only events, travel opportunities, The Lowe newsletter, eligibility to join the Volunteer Docent Guild, a 10% discount in the museum store, admission to the Lowe Down Happy Hour, and admission to participating institutions during Miami Museum Month in May. Family memberships grant the same benefits with two cards and advance notice plus discounted admission to Beaux Arts classes.
A day at the museum gives you instant activity for spur-of-the-moment dates, impulsive cravings for education, and rainy-day ennui. Round up your babysitting clientele and adopted Girl Scout troops—the Lowe offers free admission for children under 12. The museum is closed on Mondays so that the art can come alive in peace.
Frommer’s very highly recommends a visit to Lowe Art Museum, and the Miami Performing Arts Examiner raves about the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts: > * Located on the University of Miami campus, the Lowe Art Museum has a dazzling collection of 8,000 works that include American paintings, Latin American art, Navajo and Pueblo Indian textiles, and Renaissance and baroque art. – Frommer’s > * Staying true to the stunning qualities of glass, the Pavilion is full of luminance, movement, buoyancy and vibrance…It is truly fascinating. – Darlene Pistocchi, Miami Performing Arts Examiner
Four Insider Pagers give Lowe Art Museum an average of four stars, and seven Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars. Four TripAdvisors give the museum an average of four owl eyes: > * The Lowe is small but stunning in its coverage. You can see a few items from every region of the world in this spectacular collection, the best in the Miami area. – Mousewife, TripAdvisor
Lowe Art Museum
When the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum began in 1952, the school could comfortably display its entire collection in three unused classrooms. Those days are long past. Today, the museum stands as Miami's most comprehensive collection of western and non-western art. The permanent collections feature pieces drawn from across human history, with notable works including Claude Monet's Waterloo Bridge and a recently acquired face mask from the Dan people of Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, forged from wood, cloth, and fur. A sizable trove of Native American artifacts includes pieces from the Southeast such as a beautifully embroidered bead shoulder bag. Other exhibits include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs from the Middle Ages through the present, including the Samuel H. Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as pottery, sculpture, and metalwork from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, dating from the first millennium BCE through the 4th century CE.
1301 Stanford Dr.
Coral Gables, Florida 33146-2005Get Directions