Miami International University of Art & Design hosts an opening reception for its exhibit showcasing student talent. Of the more than 200 pieces submitted, 45 are selected for display. The exhibit is juried by a local artist who selects three honorable mentions and a best in show. 6-9 p.m. Ends July 15. Main Gallery at Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.mymiu.edu.
THE FASHIONABLE LIFE
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. 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.
View more than 70 pastel drawings by courtroom artist Shirley Henderson, who has depicted famous Miami federal trials for more than 28 years. Images include the trials of Manuel Noriega, Elian Gonzalez, 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
In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University showcases 100 objects in its "+5: Recent Acquisitions from the Wolfsonian Collection." Features: a large Teco bottle vase with a swirled base designed by Fritz Albert, a collection of color lithographs by American photographer William Henry Jackson and a tabletop sculpture by Gio Ponti and Tomasco Buzzi designed for the Italian Foreign Ministry. Ends Sept. 26. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.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.
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. 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.
Edge Zones Art Center holds an opening reception for solo shows by Vincent Hemphill and Eduardo Sarmiento. The artists are to attend. 7-10 p.m. Edge Zones Art Center, 47 NE 25th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 303-8852 or email@example.com or www.edgezones.org.
The Children's Trust Miami Heart Gallery returns, featuring museum-quality portraits of Miami-Dade County children who are available for adoption. Ends July 6. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5-$8 for museum admission. Details: www.miamiheartgallery.org.