CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The University of Miami has appointed Dr. Jill Deupi, who currently
serves as director and chief curator of University Museums at Fairfield
University, as the new director of the Lowe
“I am honored to have been selected to lead the Lowe Art Museum as it
embarks on an exciting new chapter in its rich and storied history,”
Deupi said. “The museum is perfectly poised to catapult itself to the
next level, building upon its tremendous resources and past successes
while embracing 21st century museum practice, contemporary
art and culture, and new education modalities – above all, participatory
Deupi credits the Lowe’s solid foundation and Miami’s effervescent arts
scene for her decision to join UM, beginning August 11. One of her goals
for the museum is “to connect its remarkable collections to the
contemporary art world and current cultural trends.” She hopes to
accomplish this partly with enhanced public accessibility to the Lowe’s
holdings via an online, user-friendly database.
"We selected Dr. Jill Deupi as the new director of the Lowe after an
extensive search,” said UM College
of Arts & SciencesDean Leonidas Bachas. “Her distinguished
museum experience and academic background in art and art history, as
well as her enthusiasm to involve our students in experiential learning
are a perfect combination for the Lowe to expand its reach as a didactic
resource for the university and local community.”
In addition to her leadership roles at the University Museums at
Fairfield University, Deupi has also served as an assistant professor of
art history since 2008. Under Deupi’s leadership as founding director,
the Bellarmine Museum of Art has welcomed thousands of visitors since it
opened to the public in late 2010. Deupi has curated close to 20
temporary exhibitions at the Bellarmine and at Fairfield’s Thomas J.
Walsh Art Gallery, which she has also directed since 2013.
Opened in 1952, the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum is Miami-Dade
County’s oldest and only comprehensive visual arts institution,
featuring the region’s most diverse collection of world art.
For the full release, visit: http://www.miami.edu/index.php/news/releases/new_lowe_art_museum_director_named/.
Annette Gallagher, 305-284-1121
College of Arts & Sciences
Papsy Mileti, 305-284-2038
Source: University of Miami