May It Please the Court
a solo exhibit by Xavier Cortada
in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court
Opening reception: March 1st at 3 p.m.
Exhibit runs through July 15, 2004.
Presented by the Florida Supreme Court, Arts in the Court Committee
Virtual Exhibit: The Rotunda
Xavier Cortada painted this series for “May It Please the Court,” a solo exhibit in the rotunda of the Supreme Court of Florida. The paintings portray landmark US Supreme Court cases originating in Florida, the artist’s home state. The paintings, which remained at the Supreme Court through 2009, are now on long term loan to Florida International University College of Law.
Virtual Exhibit: Entrance to Chambers
Virtual Exhibit: Judicial Meeting Room
Xavier Cortada (with youth at the Jackson Memorial Hospital SIPP residential program),
The Voice Project 2003 Mural
48″ x 60″, mixed media on canvas, 2003
(On loan from the Children and Youth Law Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law)
Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara J. Pariente and Raoul G. Cantero, III talk with Xavier Cortada in front of the artist’s Proffitt v. Florida painting during the March 1, 2004 opening reception of the “May It Please the Court” exhibit in the rotunda of the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince listens to Xavier Cortada as he describes his All are equal1, but some are more equal than others2 mural during the March 1, 2004 opening reception of the “May It Please the Court” exhibit in the rotunda of the Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida.
On January 16th, 2010, Xavier Cortada joined Dean Acosta and President Rosenberg in presenting his May it Please the Court exhibit at FIU.