RITUAL IN EXPRESSION
"Human Rites" explores ritual through art and vice versa, featuring works like 15th-century polychrome statues of Mary and 16th-century altarpieces, along with works by renowned contemporary artists. Ends Oct. 3. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
The Bass Museum of Art presents an exhibit by Parisian artists Samuel Boutruche and Benjamin Moreau that work under the name "Kolkoz." Their work spans a wide variety of media from video to sculpture and installation, including forms created using ornate gold fames placed within one another in an Escher-like optical illusion. Ends Aug. 8. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
Peruse nearly a century's worth of advertising for medicine, pharmacy and public health, including rare pieces. Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
"Jaguar's Spots: Ancient Mesoamerican Art from the Lowe Art Museum" features 175 pieces from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec areas spanning more than 2,000 years, including a rare codex-style Maya vase with text and mythological imagery. Exhibit runs June 26-Oct. 31. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for members. $10 nonmembers. Details: www.6.miami.edu/lowe/index.htm.
LOVE OF STILLS
Dina Mitrani Gallery presents "Disposable: Nostalgia for the Still Image," curated by Orlando Estrada. Ends Aug. 28. Dina Mitrani Gallery, 2620 NW Second Ave., Miami. Details: www.dinamitranigallery.com.
Miami International University of Art & Design showcases student talent, exhibiting 45 pieces selected out of more than 200 originally submitted. Ends July 15. Main Gallery at Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.mymiu.edu.
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) hotels 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.
Cremata Gallery presents its summer exhibition featuring Cuban artist Enrique Toledo's first exhibit in Miami. Mr. Toledo revamps famous works in the history of art, bringing them to the present by adding everyday elements. Ends June 30. Cremata Gallery, 1646 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: www.crematagallery.com.
The Dorsch Gallery showcases the works of David Marsh in a solo exhibition, "in direct quote." Mr. Marsh's paintings are created in layers as he adds and subtracts material, exploring the effects of each element and uncovering earlier gestures for a rich, fresh experience. Ends July 10. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278 or www.dorschgallery.com.
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.
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. Ends Aug. 22. Free for museum members and North Miami residents. Details: (305) 893-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mocanomi.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.