The Latin American Library 14th Annual Open House
Colonial Counterpoint: New World Texts as Sites of Encounter, 1492-1800
Charting the Gulf: Tri-Centennial Connections at the Latin American Library
LAL's Open House Exhibit
Friday, September 23, 2016 to Friday, November 4, 2016
The annual Open House at the Latin American Library is an opportunity for the Tulane and greater New Orleans community to come together and celebrate the collections and services at the Latin American Library. For this event, LAL has prepared an exhibit of some recent acquisitions.
Along the side gallery wall to the right of the main entrance, photos by Colombian photo journalist Viki Ospina are featured. During her 44-year career working for news outlets and on documentary films, Ospina has captured candid shots of collective experiences, throughout Colombia. The images on display here offer a window into the 400 images recently acquired by the Latin American Library.
The exhibit cases feature rare books from early modern presses about Ecuador, Colombia; materials relating to 20th century women and gender studies; artist books from Cuba; art and tourism ephemera from Cuba and the Caribbean; the papers of Elías Barreiro, internationally renowned classical guitarist and longtime Tulane professor; and a variety of materials documenting the historical connections of New Orleans and Latin America.