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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:

Cine Argentino Art and Film Festival:

September 4 – October 16, 2022

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NSU Alvin Sherman Library will host a free art exhibit and film series. Cine Argentino is celebrating their 20th Festival Anniversary in South Florida. This exhibit is dedicated to Peru, as well as Women in Art and Cinema. “The Woman in Art” will feature Latin American Artists and will have a “Tribute to Fernando de Szyszlo”, courtesy of the America Collection Gallery. The 20th Anniversary will be celebrated with photos and posters of previous events.
Sponsors: NSU, ANLE, Consulate of Peru, Consulate of Argentina, Centro Cultural Puerto Rico, and Broward County.


Veteran's Art Exhibit

October 21 – January 6, 2022

Exhibit description coming soon.

Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight

January 12 – March 31, 2022

Exhibit description coming soon.

Open Classroom (February - June 2022)

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 (January - April 2022)

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.

Cine Argentino Film Festival (tentative September 15 – October 15)

The Cine Argentino Film Festival includes four film screenings taking place on Sundays at 2p.m. in September. They will include films from Peru, Puerto Rico, and Argentina with commentary from Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco.