BLACK BEANS AND LOX
Peruse a collection of 30 large-format photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore in "Lox with Black Beans and Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida." Images are coupled with brief oral histories on the lives of Cuban Jews that fled to the area after the 1959 Cuban communist revolution. Learn about their daily lives, holiday rituals and how the "Jewban" subculture is different or similar to the larger society. Ends Sept. 26. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Argentine-native Pachi Giustinian makes her solo exhibition debut in "Watch The Stars And From Them Learn," an all-encompassing display of paintings and experimental mixed-media installations. Ends May 1. Spinello Gallery, 155 NE 38th St., No. 101, Miami. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.spinellogallery.com.
View artist William Carlson's glass wall sculptures exploring language and its varied manifestations in the "Aquila Non Capit Muscas" ("An Eagle Does Not Catch Flies") exhibit. Ends June 6. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
At Miami Art Museum's newest exhibit, visitors can travel through four chromatic light installations by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz Diez, "experiencing" the spaces' colors through their interactions. "Carlos Cruz Diez: the Embodied Experience of Color" is to be on display through June 20. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $4-$8. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
On loan from the Museo Toscana in Italy, "Instruments of Torture through the Ages" showcases almost 100 instruments for torture or execution. Includes examples of a spiked collar, guillotine, interrogation chair and more. Some pieces date to the 16th and 17th centuries. Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Ends Aug. 29. $7-$15. Details: (305) 237-7700 or email@example.com or www.miamitorture.com.
Pieces on loan from the Office of President William J. Clinton are among the metal sculptures by Haitian artists Serge Jolimeau and Michée Ramil Remy on display in North Miami through May. The artists' works follow the tradition of Haitian metalwork using hammers and chisels to transform metal oil drums into designs depicting natural Caribbean elements. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 1-9 p.m. Wednesday. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Ends May 30. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
12345 West Dixie Studio and Gallery hosts an opening reception for "Alternate Realities," a group exhibition of creative works by South Florida graphic designers Randy Burman, Tom Weinkle and Steve Radzi. 6-10 p.m. 12345 West Dixie Studio and Gallery, 12345 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 895-2956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peruse the works of local artists at the Coconut Grove Gallery Walk. Participating galleries include Cristina Chacon Studio Gallery, Blu Moon Studio and the unveiling of George Rodez' new RODEZart.com Gallery. 7-10 p.m. 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 726-1466 or www.myspace.com/coconutgroveartstroll.
Also during the Coconut Grove Gallery Walk, "NEW Wave" debuts with an opening reception. The exhibit showcases works from Miami-Dade County's top art students. 6-8 p.m. Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery, 3390 Mary St., suite 128, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 726-1466.