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Fall guide to the arts at the U

The arts are back. With the fall semester in full swing, check out this list of arts-related events for the semester, including happenings at the Lowe Art Museum, Center for the Humanities, The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, and the Bill Cosford Cinema.
Fall arts
The University of Miami Frost School of Music presented the world premiere of "The Leopard" (Il Gattopardo) at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay on March 6, 2022. Photo: Mitchell Zachs

With the start of the academic year, the University of Miami will be showcasing a wealth of arts events in several venues this fall.

No matter your interests—theater, dance, visual art, film, or music­­—the University continues to be a hub for the arts. From live concerts at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music to exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum, you are sure to find something that appeals to you from the list of events slated for the semester.

With in-person and virtual options, look ahead at events that are coming up. Visit The U Creates for more information on the arts and humanities offerings at the University throughout the year.

Lowe Art Museum

Friday, Sept. 2, 2–3 p.m.


Students are invited to join the Lowe Art Museum for an in-person sketch class. The goal is to de-stress and enjoy creative time together. No art experience is necessary. Pre-registration is requested. All materials will be provided.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1–2 p.m.

The Art of Mindfulness

The Lowe’s Art of Mindfulness remote sessions take place on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Each session will last approximately 40 minutes (a 30-minute guided practice with a 10-minute reflection and Q&A).

Registration is required to participate in these free virtual sessions. Visit the Lowe for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 1–2:30 p.m.

Curator and artist conversation with Beyond the Sound artists Alba Triana and Rolando Pena

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Lowe Connects: Soundscapes of the Streets with Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Richard Garet, and Nicolas Varchausky

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Lowe Connects: Dustin Yellin: Civilization is a Sculpture

On view through Oct. 2.

Beyond the Sounds of Silence. Latin-American Artists Connecting Sound, Art, and Society

Visit the Lowe for more information and museum hours.

Frost School of Music

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music has announced its 2022-2023 lineup of signature events featuring concerts from award-winning Frost faculty artists and exceptional students. From jazz to classical offerings to masterclasses or lectures, there is something for everyone.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.

Spanish Night!

Flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev returns to Miami for one night only. The concert will also feature Spanish guitarist Andrea González Caballero. Hailed as “the female voice of the Spanish guitar,” González Caballero will play an all-Spanish program.


Sunday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m.

Tribute to Friederich Gulda

Pairing classical music with jazz and improvisation, Polish pianist Adam Kośmieja celebrates the Austrian composer Friederich Gulda with a curated program that also features the works of Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven.


Visit the Frost School of Music for a complete list of its events.

University of Miami Gallery—Wynwood

September 1-23, Incoming Graduate Student Exhibition on view

There will be a reception for the artists featured in the exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University of Miami Gallery, Wynwood Building, 2750 NW Third Ave., Suite 4, Miami, Florida 33127.

For more information, contact gallery director Milly Cardoso at

Center for the Humanities

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. 

Book Talk: ‘‘Josephine Baker’s Cinematic Prism” with associate professor Terri Francis

Friday, Sept. 16, 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Classroom Connections through Object-based learning

Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Book Talk: “The Holiday in His Eye: Stanley Caveli’s Vision of Film and Philosophy” with professor William Rothman

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series with John Jeffries Martin

Friday, Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m.

Stanford Seminar with John Jeffries Martin

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Polish Lecture Series

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3-4

Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series and Stanford Seminar with Devon Abbot Mihesuah

Thursday, Nov 10, 7 p.m.

Bleich Lecture with Nicholas Terpstra

University Libraries

Aug. 31–Dec. 7, Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Mindfulness Online
(No session during Thanksgiving break)

Monday, Sept. 19–Friday, Sept. 23

Banned Books Week

Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

“Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Paya and his Daring Quest for a Free Cuba”

Cosford Cinema

Saturday, Sept. 17, 3–5:30 p.m.

Watching Movies with Nayib Estefan: “The Holy Mountain”

Join Miami native and film actor Nayib Estefan and Bill Cosford Cinema manager Rene Rodriguez for a screening and discussion of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic “The Holy Mountain.”


Saturday, Oct. 1, 5–7 p.m.

Watching Movies with Phil Lord: “Harold and Maude”

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” co-director Phil Lord will join Rodriguez for a screening and discussion of the dark comedy “Harold and Maude.”


Saturday, Oct. 15, 5–7:30 p.m.

Watching Movies with Dennis Scholl: “The Pope of Greenwich Village”

Connect with the CEO of Oolite Arts, a creative learning center for upcoming filmmakers and artists, and Rodriguez for a screening and discussion of 1984’s “The Pope of Greenwich Village.”


Saturday, Nov. 19, 5–7 p.m.

Watching Movies with Vivian Marthell: “The Lake House”

Vivian Marthell, co-founder of O Cinema, and Rodriguez discuss ‘‘The Lake House,” a romantic fantasy featuring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.


Saturday, Dec. 3, 5–7 p.m.

Watching Movies with Nadege Green: “Friday”

Nadege Green—a writer, researcher, and audio producer who often explores the Black experience and history of Miami Dade—will join Rodriguez for a screening and discussion of the 1995 comedy “Friday.”


Attend free screenings of your favorite blockbusters including “Top Gun: Maverick” or “Jurassic World: Dominion.” For the complete list of screenings visit the Cosford Cinema website.

The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre

The following productions will be presented as part of the 2022-2023 season:

Sept. 30–Oct. 8

“A New Brain”

Nov. 10–19

Ken Ludwig's “The Three Musketeers”

Student Night at the Ring: One (1) free ticket per student. You must reserve online and show your 'Cane Card at the door.  Use the code: CANESNIGHT22 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ring Theatre online.