Five Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 19, 2022

by FSC Staff

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at FSC. 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Concert on September 19

The Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts proudly opens its season with this special celebration and invites you to enjoy music from different countries and periods performed by the Florida Hispanic String Quartet, directed by Martha Placeres. The September 19 concert is free and open to the public in Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall.

“Teach Me to Salsa” Event on September 20

Multicultural Student Council is hosting their annual “Teach Me to Salsa” event from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thrift Alumni Room. Professional Salsa dancers will teach about Latin and Hispanic dances.

Collaborative Fiesta with the Hispanic and LatinX Student Coalition on September 30

Various Hispanic and Latinx cultures and countries will be on display from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Thrift Alumni Room. Learn about party traditions from Puerto Rico, Peru, and other Hispanic and LatinX countries during the fiesta!

Check Out the Hispanic Heritage Book Display at the Roux Library

Stop by and look at the curated items on display in the Roux Library at Florida Southern College in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Some of the books in the display include Frida Kahlo by Frank Milner, Don Quixote by Cervantes, Women in Hispanic Literature edited by Beth Miller, and Media, Sound & Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean by Bronfman and Wood.  Travel videos about Argentina, Central America, Ecuador, and Peru are available for viewing.  There is also material about Hispanic cuisine and art. Roux Library provides access to hundreds of thousands of resources in diverse formats, and FSC librarians can help you make effective use of those resources.

Visit the Art of the Ancient Americas Collection at the Polk Museum of Art

Art of Ancient Americas

Art of the Ancient Americas art was one of the earliest collecting areas adopted by Polk Museum of Art. Initiated by a major gift from Winter Haven collectors Dr. David and Lucia Taxdal, this collection now features artifacts from many cultural groups in present-day Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. The objects date from c. 800 BCE to c. 1500 CE and include ceramics, textiles, stone carvings, and precious metal pieces. Hallmark objects are a male effigy figure from the Remojades area of Veracruz, a polychrome jaguar vessel from Costa Rica, and a Moche effigy vessel from Peru. A majority of the museum's Art of the Ancient Americas collection is on permanent display in the museum's Taxdal Gallery.

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