Whether you are an artsy soul or not, there is some way art has made an impact on your life, either through a song that brought a smile to your face, a movie that entertained you, or a painting that challenged your beliefs.

Art is the medium to communicate our emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in a creative, eye-catching way, and for many, it’s the most effective way to express themselves to the world. Broward College is known for various forms of the arts through its Visual & Performing Arts department and a plethora of cultural events hosted throughout the year. But did you know the College has galleries?  

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery at Broward College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus and The South Gallery on the Judon A. Samuels South Campus serve as hosts to outstanding art exhibits throughout the year, from up-and-coming artists from around the country to students and faculty. In addition to the exhibits, the galleries also host artist lectures and art performances.

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery“The galleries are integral in the College’s mission to make art available to everyone in our community,” explains Scott Miller, dean of Academic Affairs of Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design (AHCD) pathway. “When it comes to the students, they benefit greatly in two ways. First, they get to experience what it is like to have their work featured in a professional gallery setting, and second, they also see the art from their professors, which reinforces the lessons they are taught in class.”

2019-20 Season Exhibits at The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery

“What is Withheld” by Yvette L. Cummings will kick off the 2019-20 season at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery. Cummings’ work, known for its vibrant colors and use of patterns, explores the complicated path of youth, beauty, and femininity through paintings and sculptural installations. In “What is Withheld” Cummings doesn’t shy away from her past as a victim of sexual child abuse, but rather uses it as a starting point for her thought-provoking work.

The artwork showcased at the gallery is carefully chosen by the Gallery Committee, which places a call to submit in national publications. The exhibition series is selected a year in advance.  Additional exhibits showcasing during the 2019-20 season at the Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery are Fall Faculty Exhibition, Sept. 26 through Oct. 23; Broward County High School Art All-Stars Exhibition, Oct. 30 through Nov. 6; Eun-Kyung Suh, Nov. 14 through Jan. 15; Winter Faculty Exhibition, Jan. 23, 2020 through Feb. 19; Verisimilitude: Dominic Lippillo, John Morris, Casey McGuire, and Mark Schoon, Feb. 27 through April 8; and You are here: 42nd Annual Student Exhibition, April 16 through May 27.

The Broward College Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery is located in Building 6 on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, FL. Entrance to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., or by appointment.

Choosing Art as a Career

“It is critical for students to know and understand their culture, and art provides one of the avenues toward a greater understanding of that culture,” says Miller.

Broward College offers a wide array of art programs that include photography, film, painting, sculpture, printmaking, dance, music, theatre, architecture, and graphic design. Career opportunities in the field tend to be well-paid, with yearly wages ranging from $48,960 to $92,780, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Art is one of the avenues through which we examine the different cultures. Learn more about the extraordinary career opportunities related to art here.