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Lowe Art Museum. ¬Humberto Calzada: In Dreams Awake¬: Architectural settings inspired by the Cuba of his birth and his exile highlight this 30-year retrospective featuring 50 paintings. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 28. 1301 Stanford Dr, South Miami, 305-284-3603.
Luis Adelantado Gallery. Lisette Castillo: Thu., Dec. 7. 85 NW 29 St, Miami, 305-438-0069.
Luminaire. ¬Puppy Love¬: More than 25 artists decorate a plastic puppy to raise funds for cancer research. Thu., Dec. 7, 11-midnight; Fri., Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 5 p.m.-midnight; Sun., Dec. 10, 1-7 p.m. 8950 NW 33 St, Doral.
Margulies Warehouse. Sculpture: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 31. 591 NW 27th St, Miami, 305-576-1051.
The Mark. VIPimp Party: Thu., Dec. 7, 10 p.m. 500 S Point Dr, Miami Beach, 305-531-0185.
Miami Art Central (MAC). ¬Video: An Art, a History, 1965-2005¬: Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m., the New Media Collection, Centre Pompidou features international experts participating in a panel discussion about curating, collecting, and conserving video art, prime examples of which are on display during Art Basel. On Sunday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m., Dominic McIver Lopes, a leading scholar, lectures. Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10. 5960 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, 305-455-3333, www.miamiartcentral.org.
Miami Art Group Gallery. Receptions for various artists: Receptions for artists James Kitchen and Sara Lord, Alberto Godoy, and Fuentes Ferrin. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 9. 126 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-576-2633, www.miamiartgroup.com.
Miami Art Museum (MAM). ¬The Machine, the Body, and the City¬: More than 200 photographs from the Charles Cowles Collection. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through April 15. Lorna Simpson: Large-scale photographic and text works that are formally elegant and subtly provocative. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 4. Jacques Herzog: Architect Jacques Herzog talks with Miami Art Museum director. Thu., Dec. 7, 10 a.m. 101 W Flagler St, Miami, 305-375-3000.
Miami Beach Convention Center. Videos: By Mathilde ter Heijne, Jenny Marketow, Martha Rosier, Nathalie Djurberg, Joan Jonas, and others in the Art Video Lounge. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 10. ¬Women in Miami: TFAP-FL Recommends...¬: The Feminist Art Project-Florida (TFAP-FL) has created cards to publicize recommended exhibitions by 62 artists at Basel. The cards will be handed out at the Convention Center and many other venues during the event. Visit feministartproject.rutgers.edu for more information. First Thursday-Sunday of every month. Continues through Dec. 10. 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-7000.
Miami Dade College. Nall: The Alabama-born, world-traveling master of the sacred and profane displays more than 200 of his big-theme works at the Wolfson Campuss New World School of the Arts. Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 14. 25 NE 2nd St, Miami, 305-237-3135.
Miami Womans Club. Casa Decor: Sixty spaces replicate apartments, homes, lofts, studios, libraries, a full-service restaurant, lounges, rooftop gardens, staircases, terraces, and a hotel. Featured designers include Santiago Bernal with Sylvia Naziazeni, Michael Wolk, Alfredo Brito, Marcos Zucaratto, Sam Robin, and Jeffrey Thrasher. Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17. $20. 305-373-3700. www.casadecor-usa.com. 1737 N. Bayshore Dr, Miami, 305-374-5671.
MoCA at Goldman Warehouse. ¬Artificial Light¬: Influenced by the pioneers of light sculpture such as Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman, the younger artists in this exhibition expand the capacity of light as a sculptural form to incorporate a surprising spectrum of associations and experiences. Reception takes place Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 18. 404 NW 26th St, Miami, 305-573-5441.
The Moore Loft. ¬Clamor¬ and ¬Twilight Town¬: Opening reception: Thursday, Dec. 7, 9 p.m.-midnight. Clamor, by Allora & Calzadilla, is produced in collaboration with the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago and the San Francisco Arts Institute. Twilight Town features videos by Sean Dack. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 9, 9 p.m.-midnight. Continues through March 1. 3627 NE 1st Ct, Miami, 305-438-1163, www.themoorespace.org.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA). ¬Pablo Cano: City Beneath the Sea¬: Performances take place Saturday, Dec. 9, Sunday, Dec. 10, and Thursday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. Canos marionettes are crafted from found objects. City Beneath the Sea tells the story of life hundreds of feet below the oceans surface. When not in performance, the marionettes and set will be on view as an exhibition. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 23. $10. ¬Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light¬: Thu., Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 7. $5. 770 NE 125th St, Miami Shores, 305-893-6211.
NADA Art Fair: New Art Dealers Alliance show. First Thursday-Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St, Miami, 305-347-7400, www.newartdealers.org.
Poltrona Frau Miami. Symposium with Jean Marie Massaud: French designer Jean Marie Massaud talks about his collection, current projects, and plans at 11 a.m. A luncheon follows at noon. Thu., Dec. 7. 10 NE 39th Street, Miami, 305-576-3636, www.frauatlantica.net.
Photo Miami. During this art fair, 40 galleries, including Miami-based Daniel Azoulay Gallery and Karpio + Facchini Gallery, will peddle their best in photography, video, and new media, December 7-10, noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for a one-day pass. Soho Building, 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami, www.photomiami.com. Artist Lecture with Enrique Martinez Celaya and Carrie Mae Weems: December 8, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St, Miami, www.miamiartmuseum.org.