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Exhibitions at the Library

Art Services & Exhibitions Division


The Library System has a long history of cultural and educational exhibitions, and makes a special call to artists on a rolling basis for temporary exhibitions that correspond to selected annual themes and/or that highlight the library’s permanent art collection and services.

Additionally, the Vasari Project is an archive that documents the development of the visual arts in Miami‑Dade County since 1945.

For more information about the art collection, exhibition programs, call 305‑375‑5599 or e‑mail

A Visual Narrative
Miami-Dade Public Library System's Permanent Art Collection and Exhibitions

A Closer Look at the Artwork of Emilio Sanchez
A Closer Look is a series dedicated to highlighting Library’s Permanent Art Collection

Library Artist-in-Residence Program
Interview with Jacob Brillhart, Rocco Ceo, Victor Deupi

Library Exhibitions

Pedestrian 1985 & 2015
Street Photography In Downtown with Liam Crotty and David Spitzer

Current Exhibitions & Programming

MDPLS Author Series

Lunchtime Poetry & Jazz @ the Library

First Thursday of Each Month
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library

Join us for an interactive poetry and jazz program. Hosted by Miami-Dade County Poetry Ambassador Nicole Tallman and Library Curator and Poet Oscar Fuentes.

All ages.

Abstract metal sculpture

In Search of the Higgs Boson

By Xavier Cortada

May 5 – September 7, 2023

Explore artist Xavier Cortada's roaming exhibition, In Search of the Higgs Boson, at the Miami-Dade Public Library System. In 2013, Cortada created five striking, large-scale banners to honor the remarkable scientific achievements of CERN researchers who utilized five distinct search strategies to discover the Higgs boson, helping to prove the Standard Model of Physics. Drawing parallels between CERN's Large Hadron Collider and a modern-day cathedral that shapes our understanding of the universe and our worldviews, the banners are permanently displayed at the precise location where the particle was discovered. Don't miss this educational display, sponsored by the Xavier Cortada Foundation.

Exhibition Schedule

Abstract paintings

Daniel Marosi, HOPE, 2022 (Acrylic on canvas, 60”x48”) and Definition of Faith, 2022 (Acrylic on canvas, 48”x48”). From the Permanent Art Collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library System

Rejoice Always

By Daniel Marosi

April 8 – July 1, 2023 

Miami Beach Regional Library

Artist Talk with Daniel Marosi 

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Join us for an in-depth conversation with Tori Arpad-Cotta, Chair of the Art & Art History Department at FIU, and Daniel Marosi himself as he discusses his unique artistic process.

Multi-disciplinary artist Daniel Marosi’s text-based work is part of the “Rhema Word Series,” which examines the relevance of Biblical instruction to contemporary values. Through his work, Marosi investigates the implicit authority of news, music and advertising to influence behaviors, layering multiple phrases with scriptural verses, which allows individual letterforms to become a visible meditation on the intangible substance of faith. His paintings resemble overprinted signs or street graffiti, initially indecipherable but gradually revealing hopeful messages upon closer inspection.

Abstract metal sculpture

Aurora Molina, Children of Immigration. From the Permanent Art Collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library System

Children of Immigration

By Aurora Molina

March 30 – June 29, 2023

Hispanic Branch Library

Experience the power of storytelling through large-scale soft sculptural puppets in this thought-provoking series by artist Aurora Molina. These puppets are not just children's toys but represent the voices of children in the Little Havana community exploring the intersectionality of identity as an immigrant and preserving the stories of the vulnerable.

Molina uses puppets because of their rare power, humor and ability to give voice to the voiceless. This exhibition challenges the social status quo to pay attention to the children and their stories, whether fictional or based on their lives. The site-specific installation presents a series of larger-than-life puppets – inspired by drawings made by kids during Molina’s time as a ProjectArt instructor at the Hispanic Branch Library – that represent the cultural landscape of Little Havana using residues of clothing to show a blurred memory for those in the community she is trying to represent.