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Exhibits At ODM

Exciting Permanent Exhibits

Old Dillard Museum occupies the upper floor of the historic school campus, where the former classrooms, library and principal’s office have been converted into engaging and informative exhibition galleries, and a Library Resource Room, which offers a host of ethnic reference materials and books. These interpretive spaces include the permanent Heritage Gallery, with its original chalkboard and wooden classroom desks as well as a wealth of photographers, memorabilia and displays which help to tell the story of early African American life in Broward County. The Minds-On, Hands-On Interactive Gallery acquaints youngsters and adults alike with fascinating African, Caribbean, Native American and local artifacts and activities that celebrate our vibrant and diverse heritage. The Jazz Room houses an extensive permanent educational exhibition, aptly entitled “Jazz: Language of the Soul.” This celebration of America’s original art form pays special tribute to Fort Lauderdale music legend Julian “Cannonball” Adderly (who taught at Dillard High School). The space has become a popular gathering place for intimate live performances in its “night club” ambience. Finally, the Rotating Exhibition Gallery hosts a variety of innovative temporary historic, cultural and artistic displays. Past recent exhibits include “Young, Gifted and Black … and That’s a Fact,” and "Lift Every Voice."

Exhibit Schedule

December 2008 - January 2009

The Quest for Kuumba Exhibit (ODM)

January 10 - End of February, 2009

Louis Delsarte and Friends (AARLCC)

February 2009

Charles Humes (ODM)

May 7 - June 12, 2009

Nzingah & Heru: Un-Murdered Exhibition (ODM)

June 19 - July 31, 2009

Promises From the Palmetto Bush (ODM)

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    The Old Dillard Museum is a historical landmark and an education center operated by the Broward Public School System. Funding for the museum's activities is provided in part by the Old Dillard Foundation, Funding Arts Broward,AutoNation, The Links, Inc., and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and other gracious supporters.

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