An original concept for the Lowe Art Museum, thePalette Project will be a highlight of the Museum’s Evening of Art fundraiser this year,scheduled for Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm. During the posh affair, more than two dozen works – created on 12” x 16” artists’ palettes by notable practitioners from Miami, New York, and Los Angeles – will be for sale via live and silent auction. The unique works are all created especially for the Palette Project by Pavel Acosta, José Bedia, Mario Bencomo, Humberto Calzada, Margarita Cano, Pablo Cano, Sean Cavanaugh, Xavier Cortada, Claudia DeMonte, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Carlos Estevez, Lucy Fradkin, Del Geist, Dayron González, María Elena González, Adler Guerrier, Mary Larsen and Ruben Torres Llorca, Tom Lopez, Ed McGowin, Glexis Novoa, Michele Oka Doner, James Prosek, Sandra Ramos, Arthur Simms, Sebastian Spreng, Therman Statom, and Donald Sultan. Tickets to the Evening of Art and the live auction are $250 and can be purchased here. The silent auction, which will be live and open to bids on April 27 at 8:15 pm, can be accessed via this link, where visitors can now see the images of the palettes in the Palette Project.
The Evening of Art will begin at 7:00 pm with progressive cocktails, heavy horsd’oeuvres, and desserts in the Lowe’s stunning galleries. The Palette Project works will be on display in the Beaux Arts gallery, where the live auction will begin at 8:15 pm. Inaddition, the Museum will continue its tradition with Director’s Circle and Benefactor Members voting on the Lowe’s next significant acquisition (options include works by Titus Kaphar, Richard Mosse, Adi Nes, and Hank Willis Thomas, all courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery).
Adding to the glamour of the evening, spectacular lighting will be provided by chandeliers and lamps created by Thomas Fuchs, and strategically placed in the galleries. Guests will also be treated to luxury gifts from our sponsors Aēsop and Diptyque.
About Lowe Art Museum
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 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world culture, the Lowe is committed to serving as a vital resource for education and enrichment through art. 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.