The Exhibition Program

The George A. Smathers Libraries have an active exhibition program that shares, interprets, and promotes the collections. Exhibits support and enhance the Libraries’ role as an intellectual center of the university.

Now on view

Smathers Gallery

Diaspora Dishes: Remembering Home

Cookbooks are more than objects on kitchen shelves and counters that share instructions. The stories, recipes, and images can connect us to our communities and collective histories. At the same time, they reflect the paradoxes and conflicts of the people that produce them. The cookbooks in this exhibit contain unique stories about identity, homeland, migration, significant social changes, family, community, and love. They are treasures that help us fill our appetites, nourish our loved ones, and taste memories near and far. Curated by Katiana Bagué, Melissa Jerome, Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler & Margarita Vargas-Betancourt.

Tostones with chopped garlic on a plate

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