ORCHID ART EXHIBITION
Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts the Everything Orchids exhibition featuring painting, photography and ceramics. A portion of the receipts will be donated to the garden for restoration of the gazebo in the Florida Native Garden. Through Friday at 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art kicks off its 10th-anniversary season with an exhibition of works by Miami artists who have been featured in the museum's exhibitions since 1996. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $5 adults, $3 students and seniors. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org
The Miami Art Museum presents Figuratively Speaking: Selections from the Permanent Collection, examining the representation of the human figure in US, Latin American and European art since the 1960s. Through Sunday at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Members, students and children under 12 free; $2.50-$5 others. Free admission every Sunday; guided tours at 2 p.m. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org. .
Florida International University and the Consulate General of Peru presents the exhibit The City of the Clouds by Jaime Ferreyra. Through Nov. 5 at the Graham Center Art Gallery, Florida International University, 11200 SW Eighth St. Free. Details: (305) 348-2297.
The University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum presents an exhibition of photography by Edward Weston. Apocalypse Then: Images of Destruction, Prophecy and Judgment from D¸rer to the Twentieth Century looks at the ways in which artists over the past five centuries have depicted the end of time. Life Work features photographs that span Mr. Weston's 40-year career. Through Nov. 13 at the museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.miami.edu/lowe.
CONVERSATIONS ON SOCIETY
ArtCenter/South Florida presents a mixed-media work and installation exhibition, Social Intercourse: Conversations on Society, exploring current social and political climates and communication. Participating artists include Diane Arrieta, Nazare Feliciano, Ketie Deits and Jonathan Stein. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 27 at ArtCenter Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
Anyly Fraga-Pelaez exhibits her environment-inspired works. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 10 at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus' Access-Meed Gallery, Room 1180, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 237-3371.
MORE THAN WORDS
Art Center/South Florida presents More Than Words, an exhibition celebrating book month in Miami featuring artists who make use of the written form in their work. Featured artists include Tawnie Silva, Susan Lee Chun, Vicenta Casan, Vickie Pierre, Diane Hanson, Ena Marrero and Kerry Phillips. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays at 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
The exhibit Earth Body Sculpture and Performance displays the career of Ana Mendieta and her work influenced by Caribbean and North American cultures. She used her art to connect with her cultural roots and to explore spiritual themes. Through Jan. 15 at Miami Art Museum, 101 West Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
PABLO CANO MARIONETTES
Artist Pablo Cano explores man's journey through the ages in the production "The Beginning." Cano's cast of 100 marionettes includes Adam and Eve, planets, dinosaurs, the menagerie of Noah's Ark, robots and dancing telephones and televisions crafted from found objects like cracker tins, wash tubs and suitcases. 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members, $15 non-members, $2 children. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
FINE ART EXHIBITION
Photographers Tanya Burnett and Kevin Palmer exhibit contemporary images from tropical regions of the world. A percentage of receipts will be donated to Oceans for Youth. Opening show will begin with Brazilian Jazz by SAMM. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at SunTrust International Center, 1 SE Third Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 720-4816.
Cernuda Arte hosts an opening reception to display the contemporary Cuban art of Ismael Gomez Peralta. 7-10 p.m. at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com.
ART ADVENTURE TOURS
Lowe Art Museum hosts tours of the permanent collection of Oceanic Art and temporary exhibits displaying different world arts and cultures. 2-3 p.m. at the museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.miami.edu/lowe.