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Among a Host of Artists, Benefactors, and Members of the Museum

Miami, FL – The Lowe’s annual Evening of Art (formerly the Director’s Circle dinner) took place on April 27, drawing nearly 200 guests for a glamorous event that introduced a new concept: the Palette Project.

In addition to recognizing its Benefactor and Director’s Circle members, the Evening of Art included a live and silent auction of more than two dozen artists’ palettes, original works created by notable practitioners from Miami, New York, and Los Angeles.

Titus Kaphar, Destiny II, 2016 Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Titus Kaphar’s Destiny II joins the Lowe’s permanent collection.

Proceeds from the sale of the palettes–which were on view in the Lowe’s Beaux Arts gallery for the evening as well as available online for the silent auction–will support the Lowe and its exhibitions program.

The Evening of Art included a program of musical entertainment, drinks and progressive hors d’oeuvres, the auction, and an opportunity for Benefactor and Director’s Circle members to vote on the Lowe’s next acquisition. The winning piece was Titus Kaphar’s Destiny, a 60 x 48 inch work of oil on canvas, which joins the Museum’s comprehensive permanent collection.

The Lowe’s Evening of Art was a resounding success, graced by beautiful décor and stunning chandeliers and lamps created by Thomas Fuchs. Guests were also treated to luxury gifts from sponsors Aēsop and Diptyque.

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The Lowe Art Museum (www.miami.edu/lowe) is located on the campus of the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida. With a permanent collection of more than 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, the Lowe is committed to serving as a vital resource for education and enrichment through art and culture. Its dynamic permanent and temporary exhibitions establish the Lowe as a keeper of memories, a showcase for masterworks, an igniter of awe and wonder, and a bridge between yesterday and today.

Museum gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays and University holidays. General Admission (not including programs) is $12.50, $8 for senior citizens and non-UM students, and free for Lowe members, UM students, faculty and staff, and children under 12. Admission is free on Donation Day, the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 305-284-3535, follow us on Twitter at @loweartmuseum, follow us on Facebook.com/loweartmuseum, or visit www.lowe.miami.edu.