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Biting into the de la Cruz Collection

Miami's de la Cruz Collection brings contemporary art to Nova Southeastern University.

Art collectors Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, whose 30,000-square-foot contemporary art space in Miami houses thousands of works, are turning their collection loose in Broward County. Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library will feature "Selections From the de la Cruz Collection," a cross section of female painters and sculptors that includes Kathryn Andrews, Rachel Harrison and Dana Schutz. In Schutz's whimsical painting "Gouged Girl," a woman eating watermelon on a beach is depicted with bite marks on her head and torso, revealing pulpy red watermelon inside. Polish artist Paulina Olowska will also install a site-specific work in the library's atrium, while the rest of the works are on view in the second-floor Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery.

When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday; March 25 through May 4

Where: Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie

Cost: Free

Contact: 954-262-4600 or

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