Collection ASU0096 - Lowe Art Museum records

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Lowe Art Museum records


  • 1950-1990 (Creation)


9 Boxes

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Biographical history

From its origins in three classrooms in 1950, the Lowe Art Museum has been committed to fulfilling its mission to serve the University of Miami as a teaching resource, and the residents of and visitors to greater Miami as a major general art museum. With the gift in 1950 by philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe, this free-standing museum facility opened to the public in 1952 as the first art museum in South Florida. Its 17,500–object collection is one of the most important in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art.

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Scope and content

The Lowe Art Museum collection contains records, reports, and publications from 1950 to 1990 relating to support groups, publicity, the Kress Wing of the building, correspondence, administration, and events.

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Restrict personnel records if necessary per UM policy.

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  • English

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Beaux Arts scrapbooks in our collection.

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Other Information:

Accession numbers 06-002 (Kress wings and Friends of Art) 2006

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