Online Exhibits

Cover of The Pearl Key, or Midnight and Dawn in Cuba by Aurora de Mena (1896)

The Cuban American Dream: A Timeline

A timeline of events that explore the reasons behind the immigration of Cubans to Florida from the 16th to the 21st century, the pressure that such immigration brought to local and state governments, the reactions of Floridian communities to Cuban immigrants, the ways in which Cuban immigrants adapted to their new reality, and the contribution of Cuban immigration to Florida.

  Map from Autos establecidos entre los dueños de las Haciendas Santa Ana Tenango y Santa Clara de Montefalco. 1823.  George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

The Expression and Legacy of Landownership in Mexico

The Expression and Legacy of Landownership in Mexico explores documents and maps from the Luis Pimentel Collection. The collection, shows transactions of ownership and management of sugar mills in Mexico in the state of Morelos, and in other haciendas in the state of Puebla from the 16th to the 20th century.

Jamaican Interlude by Karl Parboosingh (c.1958)

About Face: Revisiting Jamaica’s First Exhibition in Europe

About Face which is only available online, celebrates Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence by revisiting the country's first post-independence exhibition to tour Europe. Curated by Dr. Petrine Archer and Claudia Hucke, designed by Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler. Funding provided by the George Smathers Libraries Mini Grant Program.

Poster for Médico de guardia

Carteles: The Efraín Barradas Collection of Mexican and Cuban Film Posters

A timeline of events that explore the reasons behind the immigration of Cubans to Florida from the 16th to the 21st century, the pressure that such immigration brought to local and state governments, the reactions of Floridian communities to Cuban immigrants, the ways in which Cuban immigrants adapted to their new reality, and the contribution of Cuban immigration to Florida.