Get ready. Year two, round two. Today through Sunday, only in Miami! Okay, so you think you don't really like art. At some of the Art Basel events you might not even run into it, at least in a traditional sense. Over on Miami Beach, art from the world's top galleries will be formally housed in the convention center; you have to pay to see it there. But literally on the beach you can see work from alternative galleries in twenty shipping containers on the sand. In the Townhouse Hotel, rooms of art. In the Art Video Lounge, at ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery ... you get the point. That's official Basel. Across the causeways in Miami there's more. Tonight Art Loves Design: the evening of myriad openings, performance art, street theater, whatever in the Design District that was last year's highlight. Head south to the events in Wynwood, the so-called "up and coming" arts district. There you can take trolleys to galleries, and pick up breakfasts for the next several days. The Miami night will be topped off with the latest circus from George Sanchez-Calderon, who will throw a big arty party complete with Ferris wheel at midnight. Friday, it's over to Coral Gables, maybe to Fred Snitzer, Diana Lowenstein, Cernuda Arte, the Museum of Science. Or take a dance break at the Hadley Park Black Box Theater for the Black Burlesque show. Saturday check in with some of the private local collectors, who will be hosting tours, or head to Little Havana for a mixed media show, or visit all that stuff you couldn't get to the first time. It's all good. It's all cheap. It's all in this guide.
KEVIN BRUK GALLERY
Not everything is super high-concept installation art. For instance there is something called painting at the new show at Kevin Bruk Gallery, with -- you guessed it -- "New Paintings" from Alexander Ross and "Jump" from Doug Wada. Ross, though, gets to his paintings through three-dimensional models that he creates, then photographs, and then paints, changing 3-D back into 2-D. Wada's work is described as photorealism, and he tries to make the images he shoots as "real" as possible, in some cases hanging the work as it might appear in real life (his hydrant with cone site on the floor). Bruk this year will also be in the actual Art Positions main show, one of only a few local galleries, with a group show at Booth P3. The gallery show opens on Thursday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m., 3900B NE 1st Ave. in the Design District; 305-576-2000.
THE TOWNHOUSE HOTEL
Seeing art in a hotel room is not just a hip disguise -- it does make work seem more personal. This Art Basel the Big Hotel Show will be scopeMiami at the Townhouse on Miami Beach. The rooms will be filled with art from emerging and alternative artists from across the globe, spilling out into the hallways, elevators, and rooftop. Better yet, some of the art will be within your purchasing range. Cool. One of the rooms will house pieces from our own Wynwood-based Rocket Projects. And finally, what self-respecting hotel/motel show would be complete without performances and DJs -- from the Paper Dolls to performance artist Zhu Ming, and a party within the party called Culture on the Verge. Bidding for the art starts at noon on December 4 and goes on till 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Townhouse Hotel, 150 20th St., Miami Beach.
ON WALLS IN TOWN
Guerrilla tactics took on a life of their own last Basel; this time will likely be no different. Jay Ore, for instance, will be projecting his image "Miami: How You've Grown" on whatever buildings and bare walls he can. He describes his project as having "no funding, no affiliation, no permission." So when you're out and about, don't forget to keep your eyes open even after you leave a space -- some of the most interesting art will be fleetingly visible outdoors. At various locations throughout Miami, December 3 through 7.
Could it be, an art museum in a suitcase. High Art -- Sergio Vega JEMA Museum will at once be the smallest museum and at one point, the highest. JEMA is the John Erickson Museum of Art, and it really is a suitcase, and it will be flown in on December 4 at 3:00 p.m. This piece of "airplane performance" art will, according to the artist, explore issues related to High Art through "the testimonies" of parrots from Brazil. Yep, you read it right. Check it out at the opening reception at 8:30 on Thursday, December 4, or anytime till January 10 at the Madonna Building in the Design District, 3900 N. Miami Ave.; 352-367-3150.
THE FREEDOM TOWER
Last year George Sanchez-Calderon helped throw what was arguably Miami's best party, the one in Overtown that started at midnight, next to Sanchez's lit-up model of the Corbusier house, to the sounds of DJ Le Spam. He is bringing his house back, but this time he's creating a circus. This artistic carnival will include highlights of local art and collectors, a 50-foot Ferris wheel, a "Vegas-style" show, and fireworks. Our curious George will also continue his "Numbers" project on the outside of the Freedom Tower. The Circus Midway installation will go up on December 4 in the Buena Vista yard in downtown Miami; 786-290-7330.
If you're into three-dimensional space, "here" is where you'll want to be. Sort of a part two to his first show, "come" at Dorsch Gallery, local artist Mark Koven will mix in video, morphing imagery, soundscapes, cars, and "interactive" elements -- that's right, you too can be part of a show! "come" included "bumpers" who walked up and ran into you; who knows who or what will replace the bumping kids this time. Don't dawdle, "here" is a one-night event only, taking over a Surreal Saturday slot at Little Havana's PS 742, starting at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 (tickets cost $7.42), 1165 SW 6th St.; 305-324-0585.
1300 N Miami Ct: "The Blessing," miniature version of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye by George Sanchez-Calderon, through Monday, Dec. 8. 1300 N Miami Ct.
48 NW 29th St: "Gartel Non-Stop," 24-hour ultra lounge, temporary art studio, and exhibition of 72 digital works by Laurence Gartel; reception, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5; through Monday, Dec. 8. 48 NW 29th St.
The Abbey Brewing Company: "Sages of the Ages," paintings by Naga Reshi, through Wednesday, Dec. 10. 1115 16th St, Miami Beach, 305-538-8110.
Adamar Fine Arts: Works by Pop artist Burton Morris; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 6. 177 NE 39th St, 305-576-1355.
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center: "The Gathering," works exploring family, art, and culture by Beverly Buchanan, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Robert Fitzgerald, Tavare Hill, Deborah Willis, and others; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Dec. 31. 6262 NW 22nd Ave, 305-638-6771.
Alliance Française: Paintings, drawings, and objects by Peter Kuckei, through Dec. 15. 1414 Coral Way, Coral Gables, 305-859-8760.
Ambrosino Gallery: "Crush with Eyeliner," works featuring pop stars Adam Ant, Gary Numan, and Siouxsie Sioux by Beatriz Monteavaro, through Jan. 31. 769 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-891-5577.
Art Fusion Gallery: Latin Fusion Art Basel Afterparty, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. 1 NE 40th St, 305-573-5730.
ArtSouth: Works by Carlos Alves, Ellie Schneiderman, Joe Parker, Carlos Alvarez Cotera, and others, through Wednesday, Dec. 10. 240 N Krome Ave, Homestead, 305-247-9406.
ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery: "Out of Sight: Technicolor and Deviations," San Francisco curator Jeanna Yoo develops exhibit featuring the seamier side of Miami; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5; through Jan. 4, free. 800 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278.
Artist in Residence Gallery: "Modigliani and More," mosaics and furniture by Gina Hubler, through Dec. 11. CocoWalk, 2nd level, 3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, 305-443-9799.
Artspace/Virginia Miller Galleries: "Matthew Carone: Recent Paintings," new works by the contemporary artist, Friday, Dec. 5, through Jan. 28; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. 169 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables, 305-444-4493.
Artvitam: "Rouge," works by a quartet of international artists: Michel Dejos, Guy-Francis Chassant, Renato K, and Georges Le Bar; "Affordable Art," works curated by Bianca Lanza; 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 13. 3452 N Miami Ave, 305-571-8342.
b2 Studio: "Conversaciones Colectivas," Luis Garcia-Nerey shows his sculptural paintings, through Dec. 23. 243 NE 27th St, 305-572-0665.
Bakehouse Art Complex: "Winter Juried Art Show 2003," works by resident artists curated by City Link critic Candice Russell, Saturday, Dec. 6, through Jan. 18; reception, 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. 561 NW 32nd St, 305-576-2828.
Barbara Gillman Gallery: "Rosenquist in Florida: Major Prints," works by the renowned Pop artist, through Jan. 12. 3814 NE Miami Ct, 305-573-1920.
Beaux Arts Gallery: "Maestria, Trascendencia, Permanencia," bronze castings by Cuban sculptor Manuel Carbonell, through Jan. 31. 2451 Brickell Ave, 305-858-6776.
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery: Drawings on marble by Glexis Novoa; photographic textiles by Elia Alba in the projects room, through Jan. 10. 3550 N Miami Ave, 305-573-2700.
Bettcher Gallery: Contemporary works by national and local artists. 919 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-8533.
BOX: "Front and Center," interactive performance art and works by Rene Barge, David Rohn, TM Sisters, Jenna Balfe, and others, through Jan. 16. 70 NE 17th St, 305-607-5527.
Buena Vista Yard: "Miami Midtown Midway," circus midway installation with Ferris wheel and fireworks by George Sanchez-Calderon; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Monday, Dec. 8. NE 29th to 36th Street and North Miami Avenue.
Buick Building: "Energy Fields," works by Daniela Wicki; reception, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 11, 305-606-5392. 3841 NE 2nd Ave.
Casas Riegner Gallery: "Busface/Cara de Busetas," installation by Ejecutivo Colectivo (Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Rodrigo Facundo, and Ross Rudesch Harley); "The Fixer/El Intermediario," installation by Arnaldo Morales in the new project room; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 17. 25 NE 39th St, 305-573-8242.
Cernuda Arte: "Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Two," works by Amelia Pelaez, Wifredo Lam, Tomas Sanchez, Demi, Flora Fong, and others, Friday, Dec. 5, through Feb. 29; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-461-1050.
Contesta Gallery: "Further Reactions," and "Reaction Formation," works by Eddie Armando Arroyo, through Jan. 16. 417 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-532-5328.
CW Gallery: "Unidentified Objects," photographs by Ali, through Saturday, Dec. 6. 1766 Bay Rd, ste 2, Miami Beach, 305-531-1611.
Damien B. Art Center: "Sweetly the Air Flew Overhead," installation and sound project by Cathy de Monchaux with help from Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 2. 282 NW 36th St, 305-573-4949.
Daniel Azoulay Gallery: "Tunnel Vision: A Contemporary Visual Odyssey," photographs by Karen Knorr, David Levinthal, Maxi Cohen, Amalia Caputo, and others; reception, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 17. 3900 NE 1st Ave, 305-576-1977.
Dave and Mary Alper JCC: "Threads & Memories," mixed-media creations by New York artist Carol Hamoy; "Women of Impact 15," photographs of exemplary South Florida women, through Jan. 4. 11155 SW 112th Ave, 305-271-9000.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts: "Young Generation 2," works by Elizabeth Aro, Udo Noger, Laura Kina, and others, Friday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 31; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. 3080 SW 38th Ct, 305-774-5969.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery: "Strata: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," works by Erman, Luisa Mesa, Nina Surel, Chantal James, and others; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 28. Madonna Building, 3938 N Miami Ave, 305-573-4046.
Dora Teitelboim Foundation Gallery and Jewish Cultural Center: "Searching for Truth," works by Henry Bermudez, through Dec. 31. 269 Giralda Ave, ste 201, Coral Gables, 305-774-9244.
Dorsch Gallery: "CODE," works by Brian Reedy, Kyle Trowbridge, Julie Kahn, Rene Barge, and others, through Dec. 22. 151 NW 24th St, 305-576-1278.
DOT Fifty-One Art Gallery: "Facing Art Basel," works by various artists from around the world; digital art by Ignacio Cisneros; reception, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Dec. 28. 51 NW 36th St, 305-573-9994.
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus Library: "Dream, Dare, Do at FIU," display that tells of Cesar and Maud Becerra's 2000-mile hike through the Appalachian Trail, through Friday, Dec. 5. 3000 NE 151st St, 305-919-5719.
FIU University Park Campus Library: "Dream, Dare, Do," exhibition centering on the 50-state road trip taken by Cesar and Maud Becerra in 1999, through Friday, Dec. 5. 1200 SW 8th St, GL100.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery: "You Know That It's Real, If You Feel That It's Real," new work by Miami artist Naomi Fisher; "Asterisk," sculptures by Robert Chambers in the project room, Friday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 29; reception, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. 3078 SW 38th Ct, 305-448-8976.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery Presents: "We May Even See The Wind Together," site-specific work by Hernan Bas; 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Tuesday, Dec. 9. 2247 NW 1st Place, 305-448-8976.
Freedom Tower: "The Numbers Project," installation by George Sanchez-Calderon, through Monday, Dec. 8. Biscayne Boulevard and NE 6th Street, 305-969-1500.
Gallery 927 4th Street: Works on paper by Quinn Martielli, through Sunday, Dec. 7. 4th Street between Michigan and Jefferson avenues, Miami Beach, 305-534-0435.
Glottman-Anteprima: "Cube," modular art by Sara Modiano, Thursday, Dec. 4; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. 270 NE 39th St, 305-205-8726.
Haveli, Inc.: Sixteen works by Iran-born artist Farsad Labbauf; furniture by Brazilian eco-designers; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Dec. 30. 137 NE 40th St, 305-573-0308.
Holly Hunt Showroom: "Havana," photographs by Robert Polidori; "An Eye for Beauty," images by Evelyn H. Lauder, Thursday, Dec. 4; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. 3833 NE 2nd Ave, 305-571-2012.
Howard Austin Feld Digital Photographic Art: "Different Thinking," landscapes, animals, and nudes by photographer Howard Austin Feld. 663 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-531-5999.
Ingalls & Associates: "Apparently," works by Torie Begg; "Graffiti Composition," works by Christian Marclay in the project room, through Jan. 24. 771 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-981-7900.
Jakmel Gallery and Cultural Center: Works by Jude Papaloko Thegenus. 2301 Biscayne Blvd, 305-573-1631.
Kevin Bruk Gallery: "New Paintings," works by Alexander Ross; "Jump," paintings exploring street culture by Doug Wada; reception, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 17. 3900 NE 1st Ave, 305-576-2000.
Latin Quarter Cultural Center: "Transitions: Miami-Venice," paintings by Sally Sidner, through Friday, Dec. 5. 1501 SW 8th St, 305-649-9797.
Laundry Bar: "Washworks," exhibit of 3-D art and photography, through Monday, Dec. 8. 721 Lincoln Ln, Miami Beach, 305-531-7624.
Leonard Tachmes Gallery: "Vol. 3 No. 2," artists Rebecca Guarda, Norman Liebman, Maritza Molina, Tall Rickards, Leyden Rodriguez-Cassanova, Matt Rush, Frances Trombly, Carlos de Villasante, and Tom Virgin, through Jan. 16. 817 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-895-1030.
Living Room Building: "Miami Vices," works by Rey Parla, Rafael Falcon, Ellen Jong, Swoon, Ro Starr, and others; reception, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Dec. 17. 4000 N Miami Ave.
Locust Projects: "Delta Echo Triple One Upper," site-specific wall reliefs by Nathan Carter; "Gentlemen," video by Nick Relph and Oliver Payne in the project room, through Dec. 22. 105 NW 23rd St, 305-576-8570.
Madonna Building: "High Art," photographic installation by Sergio Vega located in the suitcase-sized John Erickson Museum of Art, created by artist Sean Miller; reception, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 10. 3900 N Miami Ave.
Margulies Warehouse: Renowned photography collection. 591 NW 27th St, 305-576-1051.
Marina Kessler Gallery: "Based on a True Story," photographs by Pablo Cabado; "The Joy of Being Sad," paintings by Andres Ferrandis; "Diagnosis of the Obvious," installation by Magnus Sigurdarson; reception, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4; through Jan. 14. 2628 NW 2nd Ave, 305-573-6006.
MDC Kendall Campus Art Gallery: "The Hunter, the House, and the Bait," sculptures by artist Humberto Castro, through Dec. 19, free. 11011 SW 104th St, 305-237-2322.
MDC Wolfson Campus: "Coexistence," traveling billboard-sized exhibition of collaborative artwork from all around the world, through Sunday, Dec. 7, free, 305-663-1222. 300 NE 2nd Ave, 305-237-7261.
MDC Wolfson Campus Centre Gallery: "Turning Pages: Celebrating South Florida Artist-Made Books," works by more than 40 artists, through Dec. 12. 300 NE 2nd Ave, 305-237-3696.
MDC Wolfson Campus, Frances Wolfson Gallery: "Dog Island and Other Florida Images," works by Laurence Donovan, through Dec. 13. 300 NE 2nd Ave, 305-237-3696.
Miami Beach Cinematheque: "Erasing Memory," photography on canvas by Brad Kuhl and video art by Barron Sherer, Rey Parla, plus a performance by Natasha Tsakos, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6. 518 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-673-4567.
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.
Odegard Showroom: "World Game," mixed media works by Mira Lehr; "Recent Paintings from 2003," works by Raul Perdomo, through Jan. 12. 3621 NE Miami Ct, 305-573-7663.
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.
Phthalo Gallery: "Andy Warhol, William Hillman, and Gallery Selections," works by 20th-century masters, through Dec. 14, free, 305-866-9104. 1088 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands.
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 Dade Regional Library: "Four Visions," works by Elio Beltran, Baruj Salinas, Liliam Cuenca, and Mario Bencomo, through Dec. 15. 9445 Coral Way, 305-553-1135.
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.
>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.
Jewish Museum of Florida: "From Persia to Miami: A Journey for Survival," artifacts, photos, and paintings depicting the movement of one Jewish family between Persia (Iran) and Turkmenistan, through April 11; Ongoing: "Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida," a permanent exhibition about Jewish history in Florida. 301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-5044.
Lowe Art Museum: "Red Grooms: Selections from the Graphic Work," more than 100 pieces covering 40 years of the folk artist's career, through Jan. 18. 1301 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables, 305-284-3603.
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Miami Art Museum: "Museums for a New Millennium: Concepts, Projects, Buildings," drawings, photographs, and original models for 25 contemporary museums including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Cincinnati's Contemporary Art Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, through Jan. 18; "New Work: Jane Antoni and Paul Ramirez Jonas," two collaborative works, Mirror and Always New, Always Familiar are exhibited, through Jan. 18; "Between Art and Life: From Joseph Cornell to Gabriel Orozco," a look at art from the mid 20th Century to the present that is drawn from found objects, including work by Duchamp, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, and others, through April 4. 101 W Flagler St, 305-375-3000.
Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium: "Space: Thinking Outside the Sphere," contemporary works by 21 local artists including Cesar Trasobares, Matt Rush, Damian Sarno, and James Herring, Friday, Dec. 5, through Feb. 28; reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5; "Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe," explore scientific discoveries about the next frontier; "Space Toys," intergalactic travel examined through toys and Hollywood, through Jan. 4. 3280 S Miami Ave, 305-646-4200.
Museum of Contemporary Art: "No More Lonely Nights," found objects and conversational snippets make up parts of this exhibit by William Cordova, through Feb. 8; "Inka Essenhigh: Recent Paintings," includes 16 recent paintings with rarely seen works on paper, through Feb. 15; "Richard Artschwager: Painting Then and Now," retrospective exhibit marks artist's 80th birthday, through Feb. 15. 770 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-893-6211.
The Wolfsonian-FIU: "Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War," posters, housewares, books, and more used to rally citizens toward victory in combat, through March 1; "Tokyo: The Imperial Capital," woodblock prints by Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945) that detail the transformation of the city into a modern capital, plus complementary photos and documents, through May 2; Ongoing: "Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection," newly updated exhibition featuring Cuban graphic materials. 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1001.