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Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery: Exhibits and Events

Upcoming Events

Click on each calendar entry below or check out our full list at for event and exhibit descriptions and registration information. All events are free and open to the public. 

INIM x Sanarte: May 11 - June 23, 2024

This exhibition is sponsored by the Sanarte Foundation, a philanthropic, art-based 501(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.

Marc Hauser Photography Exhibit: June 30 - August 25, 2024

This exhibit showcases the masterful lenswork of Marc Hauser, a photographer renowned for his ability to capture the essence of his subjects with unparalleled sensitivity and depth.

Through a curated selection of photographs spanning his career, visitors are invited to explore a diverse tapestry of visual narratives. From intimate portraits that illuminate the soul of individuals to everyday lifestyle shots that evoke a sense of wonder, Hauser's work transcends mere documentation, offering a profound reflection on life, identity, and the interconnectedness of our world.

Hauser's keen eye for detail and his mastery of light and composition are evident in every photograph, whether depicting everyday scenes imbued with a sense of nostalgia or moments of extraordinary beauty that resonate long after viewing. His work not only celebrates the artistry of photography but also serves as a powerful testament to the human experience in all its complexity.

Hispanic Heritage Exhibit: Figuration in Latino American Art: September 1 - October 20, 2024

Enter into the vibrant world of Latino art, where figuration serves as a powerful medium for exploring identity, history, and cultural expression. This exhibit delves into the diverse ways Latino artists use figuration to depict personal narratives, collective experiences, and societal transformations.

Artists represented in this exhibit include:

Fernando Davila - Columbia
Gloria Velez - Columbia
Monica Czukerberg - Mexico
Miguel Rodez - Cuba
Andrea Favelli - Argentina

A selection of posters in tribute to Fernando Botero, courtesy of 108Art Project. Books, texts, and photographs of Fernando Botero and his son, author Juan Carlos Botero.

Nova Southeastern University: 60th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit: October 27, 2024 - January 26, 2025


Join us as we commemorate six decades of academic excellence and community impact at Nova Southeastern University. This special exhibit honors NSU's rich history, from its humble beginnings in 1964 to its current status as a global leader in higher education.

Discover the evolution of NSU through a captivating journey of archival photos and artifacts. Explore how NSU has grown from a pioneering institution into a dynamic hub of learning, research, and innovation, shaping the lives of students and contributing to advancements in various fields.

Through engaging narratives, witness the transformative impact of NSU's programs in healthcare, technology, business, and beyond. Delve into stories of alumni who have gone on to make significant contributions to their professions and communities, inspired by their NSU experience.

This exhibit invites you to celebrate NSU's legacy and envision its future as a beacon of knowledge and opportunity for generations to come. Join us in honoring the past, celebrating the present, and embracing the future of Nova Southeastern University as we mark 60 years of academic excellence and community impact.

Game Changers: A Tribute to African American Sports Pioneers: February 1, 2025 - April 6, 2025

From breaking barriers to redefining excellence, African American athletes have shaped the course of sports history with courage, skill, and resilience. Discover the stories of individuals who defied adversity and discrimination to achieve greatness, paving the way for future generations of athletes and inspiring millions worldwide.

Engage with interactive exhibits that highlight iconic moments in sports history, from triumphs on the field to moments of social activism and cultural influence. Delve into the personal journeys and triumphs of athletes who transcended sport, becoming symbols of hope and agents of change in their communities.

Through multimedia presentations and insightful narratives, "Game Changers" offers a deeper understanding of the challenges faced and triumphs achieved by African American sports pioneers. Experience firsthand the evolution of sports culture and the enduring legacy of these remarkable individuals who continue to inspire and empower us today.​​​​​​​



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.

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.

Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery

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: