Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery
Located on the second floor of the Sherman Library the gallery showcases a revolving display of exhibitions with a broad range of appeal and subject matter that promote Nova Southeastern University or the Alvin Sherman Library’s materials to all audiences. The gallery is intended for artwork display, music recital performance space, poetry readings, and other arts and cultural events. Priority is given to displays that support the mission and curriculum of NSU.
Civil Rights in the Sunshine State: February 1 – March 12
“Produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this rich and engaging exhibit explores the struggle of African Americans for equality in Florida from the end of Reconstruction (1877) through the 1970s. It examines the deep history of black activism in the state and reveals the multi-generational effort of men and women whose courage and sacrifice ended centuries of institutionalized racism. Civil Rights in the Sunshine State is one of the first attempts to view the Florida civil rights movement through a statewide lens. From Miami to Tallahassee and St. Petersburg to St. Augustine, the Florida movement is explored at the local, state, and national levels.”
The Space Between Us: March 22 – 24
“A multisensory exhibition of some of the most difficult and complex issues that the U.S. face today. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression.” Hosted by the Diversity Office.
Queer History: April 4 – June 30 (tentative)
“In partnership with the Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale, this exhibition explores the LGBTQ civil rights movement from the first part of the 20th century to the present day. Drawing on Stonewall’s vast archive of over six million pages of materials, including many serials and publications, we look at a time when it was illegal for gay people to congregate together. We see how in the 1950s the first gay civil rights movement developed, and many people found ways to communicate, network, and support each other. We see the impact of the 1960s cultural revolution on LGBTQ rights which led to the Stonewall uprising in 1969. The 1970s brought about an age of enlightenment and cultural growth. The 1980s saw a continuation of the fight for legal rights, while at the same time, gay men were confronted with a new and terrifying deadly disease. Despite continued opposition, progress continued, and changes were made to state laws. LGBTQ people began to see succeed in their professional and personal lives which ultimately led to the US Supreme Court recognizing the right to marry and prevention of discrimination based on sexual orientation.”
Cine Argentino: September 15 – October 15 (tentative)
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