Events & Exhibitions

Throughout the academic year, The Latin American Library (LAL) hosts a robust schedule of exhibits, invited speakers and special events that bring together Tulane faculty, students and staff with local communities and visitors. All events are free and open to the public.

Recurring events are:

  • The annual Latin American Library Open House, usually held in late September to welcome new Latin Americanist faculty and students at the start of the academic year. The event typically features an exhibit of notable acquisitions from the previous year and informal talks with guest speakers.
  • A Day of the Dead ofrenda coordinated by LAL staff member Verónica Sánchez. The offering is accompanied by educational material for class visits by students from Tulane as well as from local New Orleans high schools. See the video, The Day of the Dead at The Latin American Library, for more. 
  • Richard E. Greenleaf Library Fellowship Works-in-Progress Talks. Every spring each LAL Greenleaf Fellow presents an informal talk on their ongoing project at the Library. There are usually three or four during the Spring semester.

In addition to these recurring events, the LAL regularly hosts one-time exhibition openings and invited speakers to present scholarly work relating to the Library’s collections.

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See the News & Events section of LAL homepage for current and past events & exhibits.

    Digital Exhibits

    Explore the LAL's online exhibits on the Digital Exhibits and Scholarship page.