The small but encyclopedic museum – founded in 1950, it’s the oldest in Miami – has more than 9,000 objects arranged chronologically. The permanent collection has strong concentrations in African, Ancient American, and European art; the museum is particularly strong in European works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, courtesy of a donation by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Also of note is the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion, the Lowe’s newest addition, whose 4000 square feet of gallery space are dedicated to contemporary glassware and studio art.
Lowe Art Museum Information
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible via Metrorail and U. of M. shuttle bus)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday noon–4 p.m., closed Monday
- Admission: $10; students, seniors and adult group tours (10+) $5; school and college Group Tours (10+) $3; Lowe Lectures for non-member adults $10; opening receptions for non-members $10. Museum members, children under 12 and University of Miami students, faculty and staff w/ID are admitted to the museum free of charge. Lowe Lectures are free for members and U. of M. students w/ID; opening receptions are also free to members
- Basic Tour: Docent-led and self-guided tours are available for groups of 10+ and must be planned three weeks in advance. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students (kindergarten through college); tours are free for University of Miami students
- Audio Tour: Not available
- Membership: Individual membership starts at $50. Members receive admission to the museum for one year, admission to all lectures and special events, invitations to exclusive exhibitions previews, receptions, and other museum programs, special members-only events, travel opportunities, the Lowe newsletter with annual recognition of members, eligibility to join the Volunteer Docent Guild, a 10% discount at the museum store and admission to the Lowe Dean happy hour. Membership at the Barton level ($100 and above) makes members eligible for reciprocal membership at numerous other museums throughout the country.