Colorful, glowing images pop in this exhibit by underwater photographer Colin Foord. Fluorescent photos document the zoanthids of Florida's coral reefs. On view 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Sept. 26. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center at Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
WAR AND POLITICS
Miami artist Rosemarie Romero's photomontage prints attacking wars in the Middle East, Africa and other distant countries are displayed in "Sexual War Politics." Meet the artist at an opening reception. 6-10 p.m. Exhibit ends Aug. 31. World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 532-9336 or www.weam.com.
A LIFE'S WORK
The Miami Art Museum presents "Focus Gallery: Purvis Young" an exhibit featuring works that span local self-taught artist Mr. Young's career, depicting scenes of life in Overtown. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
EXERCISE IN ABSTRACT
Venezuelan painter Eliecer Rodriguez' colorful, abstract works are displayed. Ends Aug. 20. Viernes Culturales Art Gallery, 742 SW 16th Ave., Miami. Free. Details: www.viernesculturales.org.
Peruse multimedia works by Miami International University of Art & Design faculty at the school's annual juried faculty exhibition. Ends Aug. 13. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.mymiu.edu.
"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. Ends 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.
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-Florida International University, 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.
Miami Art Museum highlights local artists' work in "New Work Miami." The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, drawings, video and more by 35 Miami-based artists. Ends Oct. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Three former New World School of the Arts student's works are showcased in "Tres." Ends Aug. 31. Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery, 3390 Mary St., suite 128, Coconut Grove. Details: www.coconutgroveartsfest.com.