In conjunction with commemorating Arte Público Press's founding at the University of Houston over thirty-five years ago, in 1979, the Encuentros en Literatura | Encounters and Discoveries in Literature digital and physical exhibits celebrate the breadth of Latina/o literature in the United States throughout the 20th century.

The exhibit emphasizes the pioneering work of Arte Público Press in publishing, recovering, and bolstering the works of Latino authors in the larger context of modern social history and the literary landscape. Specific themes included are: women, identity, LGBTQ issues, social justice, and children's literature.