THE FASHIONABLE LIFE
The Alliance Française hosts an an exhibit of Belgian photographer Olivier Donnet's works. Mr. Donnet does fashion photography for Elle magazine and has worked in the music scene creating album covers. Exhibit on display until June 18. Galerie Carré Rouge at the Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
ArtCenter/South Florida presents "A Quest for Emotion and Motion in Architecture," a retrospective of architect Morris Lapidus in historic photographs and designs. Mr. Lapidus is know as the "man behind Miami Beach's dramatic revival in the Golden years" from working on the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc and Dilido (now the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach) and changing a portion of Lincoln Road from a two-way street to today's pedestrian mall. Ends July 18. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
Corin Hewitt's solo exhibition "Drying Flowers with Microwaves" features is part installation part performance as the artist sets up a makeshift studio within the gallery where he creates the photos that become part of the display. Ends June 5. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278 or www.dorschgallery.com.
"FEELS LIKE HOME"
Multi-medium exhibit "Feels Like Home" features video, interactive sculpture and self portraits by artist Lee Materazzi. Includes images examining everyday practices she learned from her mother like baking a cake or making a sandwich. Ends June 5. Spinello Gallery, 155 NE 38th St., Miami. Details: (786) 271-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.spinellogallery.com.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts presents "The Inspired Dream," a collection of contemporary Australian aboriginal art. Ends June 6. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, 2043 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1804 or www.dlfinearts.com.
View more than 70 pastel drawings by courtroom artist Shirley Henderson, who has depicted some of Miami's most infamous federal trials for more than 28 years. Images include the trial of Manuel Noriega, the Elian Gonzalez case, the Miami River Cops, the Liberty City Six and more. Ends June 13. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5-$10. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org
BLACK BEANS AND LOX
Peruse 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 who fled to the area after the 1959 Cuban communist revolution. Learn about their daily lives, holiday rituals and how the "Jewban" subculture differs from or is 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.
On loan from the Museo Toscana in Italy, "Instruments of Torture through the Ages" showcases almost 100 instruments for torture or execution. Includes 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.
View budding talent on display at the Miami International University of Art & Design's juried student exhibition. More than 200 submitted pieces were whittled down to the 45 showcased in the exhibition. Ends July 15. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Main Gallery, Miami. Free. Details: www.mymiu.edu.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami showcases the first comprehensive museum exhibit in the US of Paris-based collective artist Claire Fontaine's works. "Claire Fontaine: Economies" features sculptures, paintings, neon, videos and text that the museum's associate curator Ruba Katrib calls "a visual meditation on alternative value systems and on the contradictions connected to concepts of "ownership.'" Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free for museum members and North Miami residents. Details: (305) 893-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mocanomi.org.
Mari Sánchez' fruit sculptures feature varieties set in their natural Caribbean habitats at George Rodez' recently opened RODEZart.com Gallery. Stop by and enjoy the pickings. Opening in conjunction with Coconut Grove Gallery Night. Ends June 30. RODEZart.com Gallery at CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., suite 237, Coconut Grove. Details: (786) 543-7237or www.rodezart.com.
EN PLEIN AIR
GroveHouse Artists hosts an opening reception for its fifth annual Juried Membershop Show and the Deering Affair En Plein Air 2010. 6:30 p.m. meet the artists. 7-9 p.m. opening reception. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 774-7390 or www.grovehouseartists.net.