By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Miami Beach City Hall: Works by ArtCenter/ South Florida artists in residence in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, through Dec. 19. 1700 Convention Center Dr, 4th flr, Miami Beach, 305-673-7010.
Miami Beach Convention Center: Art Basel, 175 galleries from around the world display art of the 20th and 21st centuries, noon-8 p.m., through Saturday, Dec. 6, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-7000.
Miami International Airport: "Celebrating a Century of Flight," aviation-themed posters from the permanent collection of the Wolfsonian-FIU, through Dec. 31 between Concourses B and C.
Miami Light Project Light Box Theater: "Maferefun: African Spirituality in Cuban Art," works by prominent Afro-Cuban artists; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 9. 3000 Biscayne Blvd, ste 100, 305-576-4350.
Miami-Dade Public Library: "Fernando Garcia: On the Line," retrospective of work by the late Cuban conceptual artist; "The Passion of Pedro Pan: Art Works and Memorabilia," works by Ana Mendieta, Emilio Falero, Maria Brito, and other artists who came to the U.S. from Cuba on the Freedom Flights of the 1960s, through Dec. 15. 101 W Flagler St, 305-375-2665.
The Moore Building: "Monumental Nudes," photographs by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Edward Weston, and others; reception, 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 305-573-1622; through Monday, Dec. 8. 4040 NE 2nd Ave, space 314.
The Moore Space: "Paradise Garage," works by Jim Lambie; "Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest," works by Yang Fudong; reception, 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through April 3. 4040 NE 2nd Ave, 2nd flr.
NE 36th Street and N Miami Court: "Identity Poetics," ScopeMiami's off-site project curated by Robert Knafo, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. NE 36th Street and N Miami Court.
Objex Art Space: "Life Amongst the Ruins," works by Thomas Thewes, Jr., and Ales "Bask" Hostomsky, Saturday, Dec. 6, through Dec. 31; reception, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. 203 NW 36th St, 305-576-6551.
Paradeisos Design Center, Building One: "Velvet," female images on black velvet by Sarah Davis; "Where You Would Rather Be," installation focusing on the found fragments of everyday life during travels by Sarah Beddington; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 12. 47 NE 36th St, 305-573-7663.
Paradeisos, Building Three: "Interventions in Wynwood & Other Recent Works," works by Carlos Betancourt; "Lama Norlha, Lama Chopal," works by Robert Miller and Anu Karma Chotso; reception, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 12. 3620 NE Miami Place, 305-573-7663.
Pop n' Art: Works by Pop artist Burton Morris, Friday, Dec. 5, through Jan. 6; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. 358 San Lorenzo Ave, ste 3210, Coral Gables, 305-448-5578.
Rocket Projects: "Beautiful Pressure," abstract paintings by Brandon Opalka, Emilio Perez, Annie Wharton, and others; "Speed," photos by Ivan De Pena, Paul Stoppi, and Frank Wick, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, through Dec. 31; "Post," installation by FeCuOp; "Temperate Zone," installation by David Rohn; "Fresh Video Lounge," works by Ali Prosch, The TM Sisters, Storm Saulter, and others, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, through Jan. 31. 3440 N Miami Ave, 305-576-6082.
Rubell Family Collection: Permanent collection of contemporary art. 95 NW 29th St, 305-573-6090.
Serious Studios Gallery: "Urgency Emerging Emergency," monthly show of emerging artists from around the world; reception, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 31. 1 NE 40th St, 305-573-7500.
Skip Van Cel Fine Art: Works by Purvis Young. 564 NE 66th St, 305-751-9623.
Stephen Watt Gallery: Photography group show, Thursday, Dec. 4; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. 8 NE 40th St, 305-573-7020.
TransEAT: "MENU," works by Charo Oquet, Carlos Betancourt, Gino Rubert, Storm Saulter, and World Famous J. Jonny; "Collection in Context: Rhyparography," works by Jason Hedges, Julie Kahn, Ester Partegas, Martha Rosler, and others; 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Sunday, Dec. 7. 2417 N Miami Ave, 305-576-0406.
UM C.A.S. Gallery: Alumni Exhibition, works by graduates from the department of art and art history, through Monday, Dec. 8. 1210 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables.
West Kendall Regional Library: "Visions and Impressions, An Aesthetic Quest," works by Latin American students attending Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, through Friday, Dec. 5. 10201 Hammocks Blvd, 305-385-7135.
MUSEUMS >Art Museum at FIU: "BFA Exhibition," works by bachelors of fine arts students, through Dec. 16. University Park Campus, SW 8th Street and 107th Avenue, PC 110, 305-348-2890.
Bass Museum of Art: "Dispersions: A Decade of Art from Spain," contemporary art from the Coca Cola Espana Foundation Collection, through Feb. 22; "Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon," images of the painter by legendary 20th-century photographers, through Feb. 22; "Judith Schaechter: Extra Virgin," stained glass works exploring social issues, through March 7; Ongoing: "Treasures from the Collection of the Bass Museum of Art," paintings, sculptures, and textiles from the Renaissance to the present. 2121 Park Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-7530.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida: "Assignment Miami: News Photographers," the evolution of news photography in Miami, curated by scholar and photographer Michael Carlebach and photographer Maggie Steber, through Jan. 18; "Carl Juste: Miami Portraits," images by the award-winning Miami Herald photographer, through Jan. 25. 101 W Flagler St, 305-375-1492.