The Library has curated three photographic exhibits from The Voice/La Voz Editorial Photographic Collection of the Archdiocese of Miami, which is housed at the Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum at the Library. The exhibits are Latino Americans: Cuban Experiences in Miami, Miami: A Multicultural Hispanic Community, and La Virgen de la Caridad: Images from the Diaspora. The exhibit opens today, September 8, 2015, the feast day of Our Lady of Charity (La Virgen de la Caridad), patroness of Cuba. To celebrate this occasion, there will be a 12:15 pm mass on September 8, celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski. The mass will be followed by a procession to the Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum at the Library, a reception, and tours of the exhibits, from 1:15 pm to 6:00 pm.
This exhibition is one among many other events that the Library will host on “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.