Art Capsules

Aqua Art Miami: 44 galleries with a strong representation of West Coast dealers. Dec. 4-7. 206-399-5506. Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-538-4361. In Wynwood, 50 more galleries will exhibit contemporary art Dec. 3-7. 42 NE 25th St., Miami, 206-245-8598.

Art Asia: Miami's first international Asian contemporary art fair will make its debut, bringing together more than 60 leading international galleries. Dec. 3-7, noon-6 p.m. Art Asia Pavilion, 3000 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 212-268-6148.

Bridge Miami Wynwood: Building on three successful years in Miami Beach, Bridge will host this event Dec. 3-7. 3401 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 312-421-2227.

Art Miami: More than 115 contemporary art galleries present a selection of art, special exhibitions, outdoor sculptures, and video installations. Dec. 3-7. $15 one-day pass, $20 multiday pass, $10 students and seniors. NE 1st Avenue between NE 32nd and 31st streets, Miami, 888-772-8926.

ArtCenter/South Florida: Kaiju Monster Invasion Miami Beach 2008: An exhibition featuring Japanese monster-inspired interpretations, curated by Harold Golen. Wed., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. 305-674- 8278. ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278.

Bass Museum Reception: Hosted by Arte al Dia International magazine. Dec. 3, 8-10 p.m. 2121 Park Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-7530.

Bayfront Park. Giants in the City: 30-foot-tall giant inflatable sculptures descend on Bayfront Park. Dec. 2-7. 301 N Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-572-0040, 305-358-7550.

Miami Beach between 17th Street and Lincoln Road. Olaf Breuning's Sculpture: Untitled shows a huge bikini girl with a Klee-inspired face. Starting Dec. 3. Daily.

Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. Bridge Miami Beach: Browse nearly 80 rooms of the freshest and most innovative works in international emerging and contemporary art. Dec. 4-7. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-1160.

The Cavalier Hotel. Full House Pool Art Fair: The show will comprise young contemporary art dealers, artist agents, emerging galleries, artists' collectives, and nonprofit organizations. Dec. 5-7. $10 suggested donation. 1320 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-531-3555.

Charcoal Studios. Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair: Booths featuring emerging and renowned artists and their installations. Dec. 4-7. 2135 NW 1st Ave, Miami, 305-695-8200.

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Visit and Breakfast @ CiFo: Concerts, performances, and panel discussions. Dec. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon. 1018 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-455-3338

Colony Theater. Art Loves Film: presenting the new film Herb and Dorothy by Megumi Sasaki. Fri., Dec. 5, 8:30-11 p.m. 1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-674-1292.

Design Miami: A forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design. Includes galleries, exhibitions, talks, and the Designer of the Year Award. Dec. 3-6. $20. Miami Design District, NE Second Avenue and 39th Street.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Brunch: See Mark di Suvero's monumental sculpture garden. Sun., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, 305-667-1651.

Fountain Miami 2008: A guerrilla-style art event dubbed the "Anti Art Fair" for its brash, off-the-wall offerings. Dec. 3-7. Suggested donation of $5. 2505 N Miami Ave, Miami, 917-650-3760.

Fratelli Lyon. White & Black Truffle Celebration for Art Basel Season: A five-course, $325 tasting menu featuring both white and black truffles. Wine pairings available for an additional $100. Dec. 3-6. 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-572-2901.

Frost Art Museum. Breakfast in the Park: Featuring an informal lecture by sculptor Joel Shapiro. Free public access. Guided tours of the sculpture park and the new FIU museum. Sun., Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-noon. SW 107th Avenue and 8th Street, 305-348-0401.

GEISAI Miami: Six years since the inception of GEISAI in Japan, this is the second year in Miami. Hosted by Pulse Contemporary Art Fair. Dec. 3-7. $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami.

Green Art Fair Miami: Introducing eco-friendly artists, curators, sustainable designers, and galleries. Dec. 2-7. 3101 Midtown Blvd, Miami.

Ice Palace. NADA Art Fair Miami 2008: With 88 emerging art galleries from 18 countries, this fair is renowned for its unique atmosphere of vast sound stages and gardens. Dec. 3-7. 1400 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-672-5117.

Lowe Art Museum-UM. Brunch: "Charles Biederman: An American Idealist": Inaugural exhibition of the Sheldon and Myrna Palley Pavilion of Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts. Sun., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. 1301 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables, 305-284 6981.

Lummus Park. Houseago Presents: A new, large-scale figure in silver and aluminum. Dec. 3-7. Ocean Drive and 10th Street, Miami Beach.

Crowd: Involves a tour guide, played by a male actor who explains to the audience the work of an artist without works, which can therefore be presented only through a guided tour about nothing. Dec. 3-7. Between 6th and 12th streets, Miami Beach.

Miami Design District. Art Tours: Artist studio visits. Tour groups meet at 3841 NE 2nd Ave, ground floor, Miami. Fri., Dec. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 305-531-8700.

Miami Science Museum. Arte del Barrio Art Show: Arte del Barrio is a multimedia show featuring local painters, photographers, sculptors, video-filmmakers, musicians, DJs, and theater/film actors. 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 29. 3280 S. Miami Ave, Miami, 305-646-4200, 305-642-4200.

Museum of Contemporary Art. Reception: Opening of Anri Sala's latest show. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, executive director and chief curator, MoCA, Dec. 2. 770 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-893-6211.

Photo Miami: This is primarily a contemporary photography art fair, showing photo-based art, video, and new media. More than 60 new and established galleries will present works. Dec. 3-7. $15. North Miami Avenue and 31st Street, Miami, 323-937-4659.

Ponce Circle Park. Art in the Park: Features Santamorena, Big Brooklyn Red, Brendan O'Hara, and Locos por Juana in concert, as well as exhibits by local artists and art lessons for children, Dec. 5. 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-644-8888.

Pulse Miami: Featuring new exhibitors from 23 countries in special programs, installations, and events in Wynwood. Dec. 3-7. 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami.

Punk Rock Bourgeoisie: A maze of rooms that allows you to walk into one of Blair Butterfield's decadent and abstract paintings. Dec. 3-7. 2405 NW 2nd Ave, Miami. 904-505-4131.

Red Dot Fair: A sophisticated, friendly fair in the Design District. Dec. 3-7. 36th Street and NE 1st Avenue, Miami, 917-273-8621.

Scope Miami: The original emerging art fair returns for it is seventh year, expanded in size and global reach, with 85 exhibitors from 28 countries, and a new 60,000-square-foot pavilion. Dec. 3-7. 2951 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 212-268-1522.

Sculpt Miami: The fair exhibits an outstanding sculpture collection by prominent modern artists from around the world. Dec. 3-7. $5 general admission, seniors half-price, students free. 46 NW 36 St, Miami, 305-448-2060.

Sea Fair: SeaFair presents "Rock the Boat," a luxury showcase of the world's exclusive haute, fine, and vintage jewelers, plus contemporary art and design. Nov. 29-Dec. 7. Miami Beach, 239-949-5411.

Shelborne Hotel. The Artist Fair: Created to allow professional artists to exhibit without gallery representation. Dec. 4-7. 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1271.

Wolfgang Roth & Partners. "Arne Quinze: Sculptures" and "David LaChapelle: Jesus Is My Homeboy": A parody of the way people live, and a reminder Jesus was an advocate for the downtrodden. Dec. 2-Jan. 10. 201 NE 39th St, Miami, 305-531-8241.

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