CUBAN HERITAGE EXHIBIT
The University of Miami exhibit The Cultural Legacy of Mariel includes diverse documents, magazines, posters, letters and photos from the massive exodus in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Mariel boatlift and is displayed as part of the Cuban Heritage Collection. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today (12/29) and Friday. Second floor of UM's Main Library, 1300 Memorial Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4900.
New World School of the Arts presents Voices, an exhibition of students' works. 6-9 p.m. opening reception. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 4 at 25 NE Second St., Miami. Details: www.mdc.edu/nwsa.
The second annual juried Mosaic Exhibition is comprised of works of artists from around the US and Europe. Artists Gina Hubler and Mauro Tacconi of Florence will demonstrate their styles and lead workshops. All proceeds will benefit the Zoological Society of Florida, Miami MetroZoo and CHARLEE Homes for Children. 7-11 p.m. through Jan. 6 at the Atelier, 3863 Shipping Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 569-9990 or www.atelier.biz.
The Bakehouse Art Complex presents Breakfast at the Bakehouse, its winter juried art show. William Carlson, art professor at the University of Miami, will serve as juror. 9 a.m.-noon through Jan. 8 at 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bakehouseartcomplex.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. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
Deering Estate hosts a photography exhibition by Miami photographer Barbara Robbins. She has documented the visual history of the state, capturing the essence of a place whose tropic and endless diversity have captivated many for years. Through Jan. 15. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Cutler Bay. $5-$7. Details: (305) 235-1668, Ext. 233.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents its new exhibition space, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, with the interactive exhibition Cloud City by Miami artist collaborative Friends With You. Viewers are invited to become participants in Cloud City, an adventurous dream-world playground designed to reinvigorate audiences with childlike energy and optimism. 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. through Jan. 29. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami. $2-$5. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exhibition offering an exploration of American hotels in the early 20th century. The exhibit focuses on Schultze & Weaver hotels, including the Biltmore in Coral Gables, and explores the changing patterns of design and use of urban hotels' guestrooms. Presentation drawings and architectural plans make up the core show, followed by furniture, tableware, photographs and printed ephemera displays. Noon-6 p.m. through May 18. Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
ART IN BLOOM
Art in Bloom features the works of eight local artists including photographers and printmakers. Runs parallel to and is supported by Art Miami international art fair. Free. Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Jan. 5. Exhibit continues through Jan. 9. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Details: Carol Jazzar (305) 490-6906 or www.cjazzart.com.
The 16th annual Art Miami, an international art fair, opens with Free-day Friday 2 p.m. with free admission and a 7-10 p.m. free official opening celebration. The fair continues Jan. 7-9 with general admission $12. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Details: 866-727-7953 or www.art-miami.com.
LATE NIGHT ART
Gables Gallery Night extended to midnight as part of the Art Miami show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Participating Coral Gables Galleries will offer coffee and desserts. The Coral Gables trolley will extend operation hours until midnight. Free. Jan. 6. Details: (305) 460-5311.
A reception will be held for Brazilian artist Deladier Almeida and California artist Phillip Dvorak 7-10 p.m. at Dharma Studio, 3170 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 461-1777 or www.dharmastudio.com.
Visual Art Exhibition by Rod opens with a reception 7-10 p.m. at Damien B. Contemporary Art Center, Wynwood Art District, 282 NW 36th St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-4949 or www.damienb.com.
As a closing event for Art Miami, the Miami Beach Cinematheque presents a reception for WAVES, a site-specific projection installation by New York multimedia artist Rosalind Schneider. Features inspired imagery of beach, sky and waves collected over two months on South Miami Beach. 8-11 p.m. 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
TRIBAL ARTS LECTURE
Masks, and Music, Spirits and Sports: Dan Gunyege in Performance by ethnomusicologist Daniel Reed. Free for Tribal Arts Society members. $10 for non-members. 7:30 p.m. at the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Museum admission is $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.miami.edu/lowe/.
ARTS WEEK 2006
See up-and-coming teen artists in a variety of art disciplines perform throughout Miami during ARTS Week Jan. 11-14. Theater and Writing Showcase 8-10:45 p.m. Jan. 11. Dance and Film Showcase 8-10:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Ransom Everglades Upper School Auditorium, 3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Visual Arts and Photography Exhibit, 7:30-8:30 p.m. the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, 591 NW 27th St., Miami. Chamber music concert, 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 14. Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Free admission. Details: (305) 377-1140 or www.nfaa.artsawards.org.
ART DECO WEEKEND
Tours, lectures and theater events are included in Art Deco Weekend Jan. 13-15 along Ocean Drive between Fifth and 15th streets in Miami Beach's Art Deco District. Hosted by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
Juried fine art show featuring more than 250 artists in 11 media including jewelry, watercolor, oil, acrylics and glass. Free. 10 a.m.-5p.m. Jan. 14-15. The Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., University of Miami campus, Coral Gables.
TRIBAL ARTS LECTURE
How the Young Men Stole the Old Men's Dream: the Origin of the Tiyambo Headdress of the Baga by Frederick Lamp. Free for Tribal Arts Members. $10 non-members. 7:30 p.m. at the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Museum admission is $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.miami.edu/lowe/.
Scholar, historian and documentary filmmaker Chris Monaco dicusses his new book, "Moses Levy of Florida: Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer," one of several events taking place during Florida Jewish History Month. Free. 10:30 a.m. at Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.