South Florida Museums

Lowe Art Museum

Opening Reception, Thursday, October 24, 7 – 9 pm

October 24, 2019 – January 19, 202:

Diago: The Past of this Afro-Cuban Present.

A leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, visual artist Juan Roberto Diago (b. 1971) has produced a body of work that offers a revisionist history of the Cuban nation. His “history,” a term that he frequently inserts in his works using the visual language of graffiti, contradicts the official narrative of a racially harmonious nation created through the selfless efforts of generous white patriots. Diago’s Cuba is a nation built on pain, rape, greed, and the enslavement of millions of displaced Africans, a nation still grappling with the long-term effects of slavery and colonialism. To him, slavery is not the past, but a daily experience of racism and discrimination.

Carlos Estevez: Cities of the Mind.

Guest Curator Dr. Carol Damian.
Walled Cities features nine large-format circular paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans. Inspired by the Havana of his youth, the Medieval European cities to which he has traveled extensively as an adult, and his abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created in this body of new work personal maps of the human mind influenced by ancient cartography.

Through March 29, 2020:

Russia Unframed @ Art La. A Student Curated Exhibition.

November 24, 2019 –March 22, 2020:
Claudia DeMonte and Edwin McGowin: Binomial

On permanent view at the Lowe’s lobby:
Dale Chihuly’s 32-piece Mosaic Persian.



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