ART & DESIGN NIGHT
The retailers and galleries in Miami's Design District extend their hours until 9 p.m. for Art and Design Night, featuring exhibitions, cocktails, live music and special events the second Thursday of every month. Between North Miami and Northeast Second avenues and 39th and 40th streets. Details: (305) 573-9797 or www.designmiami.com.
The Lowe Art Museum will present UnNaturally, an exhibit featuring 43 works created with artificial materials that raise issues about our mediated environment. The works question the idealized pre-industrial past when nature was unspoiled and nature and man coexisted harmoniously. Through Nov. 14 at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $3-$5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
MIAMI BEACH VINTAGE
The Miami Design Preservation League presents its Wish You Were Here exhibit featuring vintage postcards of Miami Beach's historic architecture. With more than 200 postcards, the historical styles include Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and Modern. Saturdays, Sundays noon- 5 p.m. through December at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
Casa Bacardi presents Cuban-born artist Randy BarcelŪ. The exhibit will feature his art deco style paintings and drawings from the 80's and 90's. Opening night will include rum tasting of special flavored Bacardi rums and Cuban melodies performed by guitarist Mario Vuksanovic. 7 p.m. through Dec. 17 at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2822 or http://casabacardi.iccas.miami.edu.
The Bass Museum will present Art Deco works from Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. This exhibition celebrates the Art Deco style of domestic interiors in Paris during the 1920s and '30s. Featuring 83 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, furniture and decorative arts by artists such as Braque, Modigliani and Picasso. Through Jan. 23 at the Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE
Miami Art Museum presents Light and Atmosphere, an exhibit representing artists' perception of light and air. Presentations include painting, photography, video, sculpture and installations. Through Jan. 30 at 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $3-$5. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
ART AND EMOTION
Fache Arts Gallery will host the opening reception of Chilean abstract artist Carla Fache's work "Art + Emotion." Event will include complimentary wine by Gato Negro. 7-10:30 p.m. through Nov. 30 at Fache Arts Gallery, 2300 North Miami Ave. #B, Miami. Details: (305) 975-6933 or email@example.com.
The Lowe Art Museum presents a tour of Bonne Annee 200 Zan! Haitian Art from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of Haiti's independence. 2-3 p.m. at the University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $3-$5. Details: www.lowemuseum.org.
LALIQUE LEGACY AWARDS
The Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association will presents an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding members of the South Florida community who have contributed to the advancement of the arts. 6 p.m. at Margulies collection at the Warehouse, 591 NW 27 St, Miami. $100. Details: Katrina Gallegos, (305) 447-0401, ext. 27 or www.coconutgroveartsfest.com.
ART IN THE AFTERNOON
The Homestead Art Club hosts Art in the Afternoon, an afternoon for the public to view artists at work, see demonstrations by painters, culinary creators and others, share a potluck meal and meet the artists. Every third Saturday at Studio 100, 250 E Palm Drive, Florida City. Details: (786) 243-0447.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum hosts Lespri Endepandan: Discovering Haitian Sculpture. The exhibit features a selection from Haitian sculptors, spanning the past 50 years, combining non-traditional styles with their artistic independence. Through Dec. 5 at Florida International University, Frost Art Museum, Charley Perry Building, SW 107th Avenue and Eighth Street. Free.
Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.frostmuseum.org.
DIANA: A CELEBRATION
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale presents an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales. Authentic memorabilia, film footage and a collection of 28 dresses including her royal wedding gown. All proceeds will benefit the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Through Dec. 31 at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E Las Olas Blvd. $6-$20. Details: (954) 462-0222 or www.moafl.org.
The Miami Art Museum presents Argentinean artist Fabian Marcaccio in his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S.. This will be Marcaccio's seventh environmental installation, but the first to be created for a specific architectural space and with a specific city in mind. Miami-Paintant is about 100 feet ling and 13 feet high with a form that suggests an unfolding scroll or breaking wave. Through Jan. 23 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
Every Sunday, the Miami Art Museum offers free admission and guided tours at 2 p.m. The third Thursday of each month, the museum holds a happy hour with live music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 5-8:30 p.m. Members free; others $5. 101 W Flagler St. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.com.
The Bass Museum conducts docent tour of the museum collections and temporary exhibitions. 2 p.m. every Saturday through November at the Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Free with museum admission. Details:(305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.