New Exhibit: Central America at The Latin American Library

A new exhibit, Central America at The Latin American Library, is now on view on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

The exhibit celebrates the histories and cultures of the Central American countries—Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama—through The Latin American Library's unique and special collections. ​

Of special note is a photographic essay along the gallery wall, Bearing Witness/En testimonio: Nicaragua since 2018, featuring the work of Nicaraguan photographer Jorge Eduardo Mejía Peralta (Managua, b. 1972). The images document the demonstrations that erupted between April and September 2018 when Nicaraguans took to the streets in the hope of bringing down the Ortega-Murillo regime, and also cover the aftermath of the protests that resulted in increasingly repressive measures.

There will not be a formal exhibit opening, but all are welcome to see the exhibit whenever Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is open. For building hours, see:

Exhibit programs are available in the gallery. The exhibit will be up through August 31, 2022.

Image: Margaret Randall (1936-). Woman Passing Wall. Managua, Nicaragua, 1979. Nicaraguan Sandinista Archive Collection, Latin American Library Manuscripts Collection 155.

Image: Margaret Randall (1936-). 19-7-79 Nicaragua Libre. Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua, 1980. Nicaraguan Sandinista Archive Collection, The Latin American Library.