Expanding the canon

Though the Western canon includes shortcomings in terms of equity, equality, and pluralism, recognized masterworks provide a launching pad for open and frank conversations about cultural paradigms and the power of art.

However, the critical examination of the Western canon alone is not enough in terms of a full commitment to diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice. Thus, the Lowe will work with community partners to expand the canon by highlighting and exploring masterworks from non-Western cultures that, heretofore, have been overlooked. 


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To support the Lowe Art Museum’s mission to cultivate brighter arts for a more enlightened and equitable world, please contribute to the University of Miami’s campaign for a brighter tomorrow.

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To learn more, please contact Amy Ferguson, development, Lowe Art Museum, 305-284-4638.