2019

Students seated at desks in classroom at Coral Way Elementary

October 21, 2019 – June 1, 2021 | Education Library

Pioneering Bilingualism | Bilingüismo Pionero

Pioneering Bilingualism | Bilingüismo Pionero is a bilingual exhibit celebrating the story of Coral Way Elementary. In 1963, Miami, Florida's Spanish-speaking immigrant community was growing. In response, Coral Way Elementary became the first publicly-funded dual language two-way immersion program in the United States. Curated by Brittany Kester and Pia Molina.

Nike advertisement with Bo Diddley.

April 1, 2019 – June 21, 2019 | Smathers Library Gallery

Bo Diddley: An American Original

Ellas Otha Bates', later McDaniel (1928-2008), musical contributions and performance style indelibly shaped American popular music. Curated by Jim Liversidge and Florence M. Turcotte, with assistance from Alan Asher and Venetia Ponds.

Demonstration to preserve U.S. control over the Panama Canal Zone

March 16, 2019 – Feb. 23, 2020 | Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery

An American Canal in Panama

The Panama Canal and its surroundings were historically the source of tension between the United States and Panama. This exhibit looks at the sources of tension and examines events that led to the transfer of the Canal in 1999. Curated by Elizabeth A. Bouton, John Nemmers, and Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler with assistance from Elizabeth Bemis.

'La revista del Vigía' book cover

January 7, 2019 – March 22, 2019 | Smathers Library Lobby

Ediciones Vigía

The Vigía publishing house in Matanzas, Cuba produces unique artistic books that often include mixed media which are also often re-purposed or easily accessible such as newsprint, cardboard, and yarn. Presented in English and Spanish. Curated by Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler.

Inspired by Cuba book cover

Jan. 7, 2019 – April 5, 2019 | Smathers Library Room 100

Inspired by Cuba!

Inspired by Cuba! explores the many ways in which Cuba has been immortalized in ceramic pieces. The pieces range from the mid-18th century to recent years. Items are from the private collection of Emilio Cueto. Presented in English and Spanish. Curated by Emilio Cueto and Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler.