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Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery: Exhibits and Events


For event and exhibit descriptions and registration details, please click on each calendar entry below or check out our full list at 

 All events are free and open to the public. View past recordings.

General Gallery Exhibit Hours


10:00am - 7:00pm


10:00am - 7:00pm


10:00am - 7:00pm


10:00am - 7:00pm


10:00am - 6:00pm


10:00am - 6:00pm


10:00am - 6:00pm

For more information about special hours, please visit the Alvin Sherman Library hours page.


Located on the second floor of the Sherman Library, the Cotilla 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.

Exhibition and Booking Information

To discuss a possible exhibit, please contact Gena Meroth, University Archivist:
Phone: (954) 262-4641 | Email:


Florida's Got the Blues: January 14 - March 10, 2024

Many notable blues artists had roots in Florida and they are featured in an engaging exhibit that explores topics such as Early Blues, Florida Women and the Blues, Blues Clubs and Jook Joints, Depression Blues and the WPA Recordings, Popular Music and the Blues, and Contemporary Blues.

Did you know that the blues artist with the highest number of 78–rpm records was Tampa Red who grew up in Florida? And did you know that Blind Blake–perhaps the greatest ragtime and blues guitarist–is connected with Jacksonville, Florida? These early blues men are just a few of the highlighted artists in this popular exhibit celebrating Florida’s blues tradition.

Holocaust By Bullets: March 16 - May 5, 2024

The exhibition "Holocaust by Bullets 10 Years of Investigation" presents the results of Yahad-In Unum’s research in Eastern Europe.  It also underscores the "Holocaust by Bullets" as a precursor and model for mass murder crimes today. The exhibit showcases the painstaking research uncovering the step-by-step nature of the crimes committed against Jews and Roma by the Nazi killing units. The exhibition is built around the five steps of the crime identified by Yahad-In Unum researchers based on eyewitness accounts:

1. The Arrest
2. The Road
3. The Undressing
4. The Shooting
5. The Looting

The steps are described through quotes from eyewitness testimonies and through archival photographs. A short summary defining each step and highlighting the criminal nature of the Holocaust by Bullets are provided on a separate introductory panel.

INIM x Sanarte: May 11 - June 23, 2024

This exhibition is sponsored by the Sanarte Foundation, a philanthropic, art-based 5001(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds for medical research through the arts, domestically and abroad, for multi-system Chronic Complex diseases (msCCD's) such as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), Long Covid, Lyme Disease and many other underfunded medical conditions and diseases such as Glioblastoma, among others, so that breakthrough treatments and cures are found.

Husman Art Collection Pop-Up Exhibit: June 30 - August 25, 2024

Hispanic Heritage Exhibit: September 1 - October 20, 2024

Nova Southeastern University: 60th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit: October 27, 2024 - January 5, 2025


Open Classroom

The Open Classroom is a collaboration between NSU's Farquhar Honors College and the Alvin Sherman Library. This moderated series features an open conversation with scholars from various disciplines who will share their expertise on important issues related to current topics in the news and provide insightful perspectives rarely seen in the media.

Pen to Purpose: Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism

Self-expression and communication through writing is an invaluable skill in today’s fast-paced, digitally interconnected world. This guest author series is comprised of visits from a wide range of published professionals. The forum will be a moderated, interview-style discussion of the authors’ publications, focusing on how writing was instrumental to advancing within their respective fields. These discussions will be followed by a Q&A with the student body and community. Ultimately, this author-hosting series is designed to illuminate how the Humanities, specifically writing, has practical application in the modern world and to demonstrate how creative, insightful writing, and the ability to effectively communicate is a necessary tool in every professional field.