"Insights," an exhibition of painting, photography, installation and sculpture. Through Jan. 31. Alejandra Von Hartz Fine Arts, 180 NE 39 St., Suite 220, Miami Design District. Details: (305) 361-9771.
"Breakthrough," by Guerra de la Paz. On display through Dec. 29th. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. (305) 576-1278.
This exhibition, based on the Museum of Art's permanent collection, will feature a plethora of Cuban photographers in exile as well as some who still reside on the island. The show, composed of more than fifty works, will spotlight our newest acquisitions. Among them are: oversized and one-of-a-kind prints by Carlos Betancourt and Mar̀a Mart̀nez-Cảas, a diptych by Whitney Biennial participant Luis Gispert, as well as historical shots by the legendary Ra™l Corrales. Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 525-5500.
JAM at MAM
On the third Thursday of every month, the Miami Art Museum becomes happy hour central with JAM at MAM, a cocktail party featuring live music, a cash bar and assorted snacks. Tours of the exhibitions and galleries are available. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.
Intermediate Mechanisms: New work by Tony Labat and Felipe Dulzaides on display through Jan. 17. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thur. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Center Gallery, 3rd floor, Wolfson Campus - Building 1, 300 NE Second Ave., Downtown Miami. Details: (305) 237-3696.
PORTRAITS OF AN ERA
The Wolfsonian hosts a preview and reception of "From Emperors to Hoi Polloi: Portraits of an Era," from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. On view through May 11th. The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2606.
Pavlova M. Gallery hosts an exhibition of recent works by painter and figure drawer, Susana Herrero-Kunhardt, through Jan. 15. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Pavlova M. Gallery, 25 SE Second Ave., Suite 200, Miami. Details: (305) 416-4950.
The Dorsch Gallery will host "Lama Norlha" and "the back room" through Jan. 25th. The "Lama Norlha" exhibition features large-scale paintings of spectacular color and strength and "the back room" examines the conflicting dualities between the physical and the spiritual. Opening reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278.
BAKEHOUSE ART SHOW
The Bakehouse Art Complex presents "Winter Juried Art Show 2002" through Jan. 19. Music and refreshments. Opening reception from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828.
"Time Trial," Julian LaVerdiere's first solo museum exhibition will be on view through Feb. 23. Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami. Admission is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents, City of North Miami employees, children under 12; $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and students with I.D. Details: (305) 893-6211.
"Deluxe Miami," curated by El Perro and Paco Barragan will be on view through Jan. 4. Opening reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Casas Riegner Gallery, 25 NE 39 St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-8242.
Former professional football player and sculptor, Robert Thiele, will be showcasing his work through Jan. 15. Tuesday through Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Barbara Gillman Gallery, 5582 NE Fourth Court #5, Miami. Details: (305) 759-9155.
"4 x 4: Four Installations by Four Artists," Cerj Lalonde, Gretchen Minnhaar, Niso and Rimaj will be exhibiting their art through Jan. 4. Opening reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Adamar Fine Arts, 177 NE 39 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1355.
"From the Valley of the Dolls" 1985-2001, Polaroids by David Levinthal on view through Jan. 13. Gallery times vary. Daniel Azoulay Gallery, 3900 A. NE First Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1977.
"Maquettes to Monumental," sculptor Manuel Carbonell exhibits his collection of maquettes, sculptures, monumental sculptures, bas-reliefs, etchings and serigraphs through Jan. 31. Monday - Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday by appointment. 2451 Brickell Ave. (Brickell Townhouse, Main Floor) Miami. Details: (305) 858-6776.
Florida's first exhibition devoted to the work of Yayoi Kusama - Japan's best-known artist. Kusama's work ranges from painted canvases to painted bodies. Exhibit on view through May 2003. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530.
Recent works by Susana Herrero-Kunhardt will be on display through Jan. 15. Kunhardt has devoted more than 30 years of work drawing and painting the human figure. Work available for viewing Monday through Friday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. Pavlova M. Gallery, Ingraham Building, 25 SE Second Ave., Suite 200, Miami. Details: (305) 416-4950.
The Cultural Affairs Council of South Miami hosts their Fifth Annual Art Expo-South Miami, featuring "Color Illusion" by Ernesto Pintado. 7 p.m. at Best Western South Miami, 5959 SW 71 St., South Miami. RSVP: (305) 667-6664.
ON GOING EXHBIT
"Treasures from the Collection of the Bass Museum of Art", an overview of European paintings, sculpture and textiles from the Renaissance to the present. Signature worls from the collections include paintings by: Botticelli, Peter Paul Rubens, Ferdinand Bol and Jacob Jordaens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530.