"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.
American Art Today "Faces & Figures", on display through March 9 at The Art Museum at Florida International University, Southwest 107th Avenue & Eighth Street, Miami. Details: (305) 348-2890.
ART AWARDS EXHIBITION
Miami-Dade County Public School scholarship participants will exhibit their artwork through Feb. 16 at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.
"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. Tuesday - Saturday, 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.
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.
"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.
"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 canvasses 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.
"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.
"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.
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.
JEWISH WORLD EXHIBIT
Troim Handler presents a stirring lecture and dialogue detailing Marc Chagall's Yiddish connection, his untold personal life and his unswerving connection to Jewish cultural continuance. 7:30 p.m., FIU-North Campus, Wolf University Center Theater, 151 Street and Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 774-9244.
In conjunction with Alliance Francaise, Th Gilded Hand presents French wines, food, table linens and art 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Gilded Hand, 165 Aragon, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-1445.
CHAGALL LECTURE & RECPETION
Dorit Arad, art historian and curator discusses the artistic influences on Marc Chagall, followed by a reception with refreshments and music. 7:30 p.m. FIU-North Campus, Wolf University Center Theater, 151 Street and Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 774-9244.
In conjunction with Miami Currents: Linking Collection and Community, the Miami art Museum presents an artist talk with Edouard Duval Carrie, 3 p.m. at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING
Lowe Art Museum will host a lecture and book signing with Edward J. Sullivan, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1302 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-5587.
Tribal Arts Society will host a lecture, "The Magical World of Mexican Huichol Art". 8 p.m. at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1302 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3603.
Italian born artist, Emanuele Vicuso will present a style of artwork known as Trome l'oeil, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Guilded Hand, 165 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-1445.
Hosted by Majestic Properties, the Miami Beach Film Society announces its first annual benefit "Artists for the Art of Cinema". 40% of proceeds from the art sale will be donated to the Film Society for the new cinema. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the newly renovated Skylark Condominiums, 865 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.mbcinema.com.
SLIDE SHOW & LECTURE
Alliance Francaise de Miami presents a slide show and lecture by Alice Goldhagen titled, "Promenade en Provence", 7 p.m. at the Alliance Francaise de Miami, 1414 Coral Way, Miami. $5 for Members; $8 for non-members. Details: (305) 859-8760.
"Presence", recent works by Franklin Einspruch will be on display through March 8. Opening reception will be held from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24 St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 576-1278.
In conjunction with Miami Currents: Linking Collection and Community, the Miami art Museum presents an artist talk with Lynne Golob Gelfman, 3 p.m. at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.