HEARTS AND ARTS
The Miami Heart Gallery, a traveling museum-quality exhibit featuring children in Miami-Dade County's foster care system who are available for adoption, has moved into the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The traveling exhibit features photos of more than 70 children taken by the world's top photographers. Ends Feb. 28. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.miamiheartgallery.org.
A JOURNEY THROUGH ART
Cremata Fine Art hosts Francisco Sánchez's latest exhibition, "A Journey of Reverie." His first exhibit in the US combines hints of magic from late Roman sculptures with French-Baroque landscapes, sea shells from the Caribbean and African motifs to create a modern view of antiquity. Ends Feb. 9. Cremata Fine Art, 1646 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 644-3315 or www.crematafineart.com.
ARCHITECT TO ARTIST
The Bass Museum of Art hosts Mexican artist Pedro Reyes' exhibition "47 Undertakings." Although trained as an architect, Mr. Reyes moved into art, creating exhibits that illustrate ideas related to social psychology, economics, structural engineering and architecture. Ends March 1. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 ext. 1011 or www.bassmuseum.org.
The Rubell Family Collection exhibits work from 30 emerging African-American artists. Ends May 30. Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-6090 or www.30americans.com.
A FUTURISTIC PAST
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida shows "Interama: Miami and the Pan-American Dream," based on the 1960s futuristic fair, Interama. While architects' predictions and visions for Miami never came to fruition, the museum has gathered their work into an exhibit that looks at post-World War II culture. Ends Jan. 25. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
EYE OF THE COLLECTOR
The Jewish Museum of Florida exhibits paintings, drawings, prints and photographs from Sigmund R. Balka's collection. The collection, built over the past 50 years, is an expression of Jewish life during the height of 19th century creativity in Europe. Ends Jan. 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $12 for families. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
CITY OF THE DEAD
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts photography by architect Raul L. Rodriguez. "Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón" includes large color prints of the avenues, mausoleums, vaults and chapels of the Cristóbal Colón Cemetery in Havana, a resting place for national and historical figures. Ends Jan. 25. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
WHAT'S IT WORTH?
Miami Art Museum exhibition explores the nature of value. "Objects of Value" features 20 contemporary artists whose work aims to separate an object's value from the substance from which it's made. Ends Feb. 22. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $8. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the first exhibition of Albanian Anri Sala's videos and photographs in the US. The collection reflects how the collapse of communism affected Albania and Eastern Europe. Ends March 1. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
DRAWINGS FOR DANTE
Miami Dade College and Spain's Caixanova Bank bring 100 prints to Florida commemorating the 700th birthday of Italian poet and author of the "Divine Comedy" Dante Alighieri. Commissioned in 1951 by the Italian government, Salvador Dali spent three years creating the visual narration of Dante's descent into hell and his rise through purgatory into heaven. Ends Jan. 31. Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 237-7186 or www.mdc.edu.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation shows work from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection titled "The Prisoner's Dilemma." The exhibition, curated by Leanne Mella, showcases contemporary art works that articulate the ways in which artists respond to the exercise of power in daily life. Ends March 1. Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 1018 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 455-3380 or www.cifo.org.
POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an exhibit inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq's 2005 novel, "The Possibility of an Island." The exhibit addresses fundamental anxieties about aging, death, irrelevancy, culture, destruction and sexuality in the present and the future. Ends March 21. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami. Admission by donation. RSVP required. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Bass Museum of Art and the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow present works by Russian artists titled "Russian Dreams." The exhibit features contemporary expression across several media including photography, architecture and sculpture. Ends Feb. 8. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
Books & Books hosts an exhibition by Laura Cerwinske featuring works from her print series "About Faces" and from her painting series "My Life in Dogs." Ends Jan. 31. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
A DEEPER LOOK
Justo J. Sánchez will give a lecture on Cremata Fine Art's latest exhibition "A Journey of Reverie." Mr. Sánchez's presentation will survey the exotic and fascinating universe of artist Francisco Sánchez as well as look deeper into the meaning of his exhibition. 7:30 p.m. Cremata Fine Art, 1646 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 644-3315 or www.crematafineart.com.
The newly opened Frost Art Museum hosts guest lecturer Virginia Mecklenburg. She is a senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and writer specializing in American Art. Ms. Mecklenburg has organized exhibitions and written on Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Earl Cunningham as well as significant movements during the 20th Century. 8 p.m. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University main campus, 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu.
ART BOOT CAMP
The Museum of Contemporary Art's Education Curator Adrienne Von Lates will discuss the themes and techniques dominating modern art in a lecture titled "24 Strategies for Making Art During the "90s and Now." 7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members, $3 students, $12 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.