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photography courtesy of the artist; andrea rosen gallery, new york; mark fox x, los angeles; and nils staerk, copenhagen (double orbing fields); courtesy of the wolfsonian– fiu, miami beach, fl (tropicana club stars); opposite page: photography by oriol tarridas ( building); courtesy of the de l a cruz collection (install ation view); courtesy of the rubell family collection, miami (past sunset) 76 m a i s o n - o b j e t. c o m m i a m i above left: Matthew Ronay's Double Orbing Fields (2015), part of his show "When Two Are in One" at PAMM. above right: A photo of Celia Cruz, Frankie Laine, Nora Osorio, and Rolando (c. 1955) from the Wolfsonian's "Promising Paradise." m&O m&O Must see: If you missed "Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel" when it was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Field Museum in Chicago, be sure to visit the Frost to see the exhibit's massive (50 feet by 27 feet), opulent mosaic floor, circa the third century CE. Discovered during exca- vations for a highway project at Lod and on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority, the panels portray exotic beasts and a rich undersea world. 10975 SW 17th St., 305-348-2890; LOWE ART MUSEUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI The Lowe Art Museum, which began as three classrooms at the University of Miami in 1952, received a tre- mendous boost in 2008 from philanthropists Sheldon and Myrna Palley, who donated $1.7 million to construct a 4,000-square-foot pavilion for contemporary glassworks and studio art. Today, the Lowe features the largest collection in the Southeast, with more than 17,500 objects in its permanent holdings, from Greek and Roman antiquities to modern art, as well as international work from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Must see: Jill Deupi, the museum's director and chief curator, recommends that MAISoN&obJET partici- pants head directly to the newest wing, the Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion, with its $3.5 million collection of glass and ceramic works. of particular note are two recent acquisitions: a multimedia piece by Mexico's de la Torre brothers, who take "a very contemporary approach to a traditional medium," and Rick beck's large- scale cast-glass sculpture. In the main building, "Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World" is "a feast for the eyes," Deupi notes. Presenting items from the Lowe's extensive collection of pre-Columbian art, masks, precious vessels of sterling silver and gold, and royal robes made from parrot feathers, it reflects a time when there was fluidity between humans and nature. For those missing the bass Museum (which is closed for an extensive renovation and expansion), Deupi suggests "Dürer to Rubens: Northern European Art." Its price-

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