MDC Freedom Tower opens anticipated Kislak Collection to the Public

Sun May 20, 2018

Miami Dade College opens the highly anticipated Kislak Center at MDC’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower. The exhibition Kislak Center: Culture and Change in the Early Americas was made possible by a donation by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation and assembled over the course of many decades, the Kislak collection, considered one of the most important of its kind in the United States, includes some of the most significant original source materials related to the history of the early Americas.

The new gallery will showcase extraordinary objects, including rare books, maps, manuscripts, Pre-Columbian artifacts and other historical materials that offer perspectives on the events and personalities that shaped the modern world. The gallery, a permanent 2,600-square-foot exhibition space, will be open to the public on the first floor of the Freedom Tower, adjacent to its ballroom and historic New World Mural, which celebrates Ponce de León’s 1513 landing in the place he named Florida.

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
305.237.7700
www.mdcmoad.org

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