"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.
"Tinte y Textura" by Rene Barge will be on display through March 8 at the Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24 St., Miami. Details: (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 50 works, will spotlight our newest acquisitions. Among them are: oversized and one-of-a-kind prints by Carlos Betancourt and Mar╠a Mart╠nez-CaĎas, a diptych by Whitney Biennial participant Luis Gispert, as well as historical shots by the legendary RaÖl 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.
Intermediate Mechanisms: New work by Tony Labat and Felipe Dulzaides on display through Jan. 17. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Center Gallery, Third floor, Wolfson Campus - Building 1, 300 NE Second Ave., Downtown Miami. Details: (305) 237-3696.
PORTRAITS OF AN ERA
The Wolfsonian hosts "From Emperors to Hoi Polloi: Portraits of an Era", part of 2nd Thursdays, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 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. 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.
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.
"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.
"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 works 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.
La Loggia Ristorante & Lounge will host new works by Spanish painter Marta Garau Escarrer through Jan. 31. Times vary. La Loggia, 68 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 373-4800.
The American Presidency Veteran journalist, Hugh Sidey will discuss the personalities of West Wing inhabitants and the ideas behind TIME magazine's "Person of the Year". 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: (305) 535-2645.
The Gilded Hand will host the first hand painted cushion exhibition by Gloria Correa-Guilt, with champagne reception from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Gilded Hand, 165 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-1445.
"De Floride Et D' Ailleurs" (From Florida and elsewhere), watercolors, inks and mixed medias by Cegede-Chantal Philipon will be on display through Feb. 3. Opening reception 7 p.m. at the Allian┴e Francaise Gallery, 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Admission is free. Details: (305) 859-8760.
"Dreamland", series 2 Polaroid's by David Levinthal will be on display through Feb. 8. Opening reception from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Daniel Azoulay Gallery, 3900 NE 1 Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1977.
MAM SECOND SATURDAYS
Museum teachers lead children and adults in free hands-on art activities inspired by the exhibitions on view. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-3000.
ARTSOUTH SECOND SATURDAYS
"Face to Face", group exhibit featuring ArtSouth resident studio artists. Antique auction, live music and refreshments. 12 p.m.-7 p.m. ArtSouth, 240 N. Krome Ave., Homestead. Details: (305) 247-9406.
Miami Art Museum will present a series of gallery talks by Miami-based artists, in conjunction with "Miami Current: Linking Collection and Community". Carol K. Brown will speak at 3 p.m. in the Miami Art Museum Gallery, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-3000.
The Cultural Resource Center will display works by Carol K. Brown, "Portraits from the Album 1995-96", through March 5. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The Cultural Resource Center, 111 NW 1 St., Miami. Details: visit www.tropiculture.com.
"Riding the Same Wave", Leslie Pina identifies design themes and motifs of Art Deco architecture in South Beach and compares them to the decorative arts of the period. 7 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Seating is limited. RSVP: (305) 672-2014.
MAM HAPPY HOUR
Miami Art Museum invites you to unwind after work with an "Artful twist". Guest DJ's, martini lounge, and a mix of things to do through out the museum. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.