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Because I Say So

Through August 16. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; thefrost.fiu.edu. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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Through October 4 at the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3535; lowemuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday noon to 4 p.m.Through July 31 at the Spanish Cultural Center , 800 Douglas Rd., Ste. 107, Coral Gables; 305-448-9677; ccemiami.org. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through September 25 at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables; 305-444-4493; virginiamiller.com. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.Through September 13 at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-3000; miamiartmuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.Through September 13 at MoCA, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211; mocanomi.org. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 1 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.Through September 6 at the Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890; thefrost.fiu.edu. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Because I Say So" features selections from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl that challenge the notion of what art is. The works on display are remarkable not only for the range of materials — which include twigs, strips of fabric, hairpins, and even LPs — but also for tiptoeing around the tradition of sculpture while subverting it in arresting ways. The Scholls, who are major collectors (he was just named the Knight Foundation's Miami director), have offered the Frost often-unseen sculptures and installations from their impressive contemporary art trove. According to a museum handout, they look for "work that succeeds both on and below the surface, evoking a strong response, and not necessarily a positive one... So long as a viewer is engaged enough to give a reaction, either one of pleasure or discomfort, we feel that the work has succeeded." The reactions are strong and tantalizing at the Frost. The Scholls' plucky eye for talent is on display even before visitors enter the gorgeous second-floor gallery, where their quirky treasures are amassed.

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