The prestigious Art Basel returns for the ninth year, showcasing works of more than 2,000 artists from major US and international galleries. Ends Dec. 5. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $20-$75. Details: www.artbaselmiamibeach.com.
"GOLDILOCKS" AS ART
"Just Right," an interactive food installation by Jennifer Rubell, opens at the Rubell Family Collection. The exhibit addresses the question "What if Goldlocks were an artist?" Located in a run-down shack behind the main building — and accessible only by a hole broken through the back wall of the Collection courtyard — lies thousands of bowls filled with porridge, brown sugar, raisins and milk that are, of course, "just right." Complimentary espresso provided in the sculpture garden by sponsor illycaffé. Opening 9 a.m. to noon. Ends Dec. 5. Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-6090 or email@example.com or www.rfc.museum.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents "Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction." The works represent the origins of Venezuela's abstract movement from the late 1940s through the 1970s. Ends Jan. 2. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
The University of Miami's Department of Art and Art History presents its annual "RE-U-NI-FY" alumni exhibition, featuring works of 10 alumni artists. Includes photography, ceramics, painting and more from artists ranging from recent graduates to those who have been working professionally many years. Ends Dec. 4. University of Miami Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW Second Ave., Wynwood. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as.miami.edu/art.
Photographs, architectural drawings, posters, record albums and more illustrate how international links contributed to Havana's development of a modern identity in the decades before the Cuban Revolution in "La Habana Moderna." Ends April 24. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
SLEWS OF SNAILS
Artistic collective Cracking Art Group brings its international REgeneration Art Project, a public series that uses art to encourage awareness of environmental issues, to Miami Beach. Forty-five pink, recycled-plastic snails — 25 measuring eight feet tall and 20 at three feet tall — will be placed at various Miami Beach locations, aiming to inspire a community-wide conversation on recycling. Ends Jan. 3. Locations vary. Details: www.pinksnails.com.
Miami Art Museum showcases works of the late Robert Rauschenberg, examining the artist's techniques over his career. Includes "Untitled" from his Copper Series and several works from his estate. Ends April 10. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents "Bruce Weber: Haiti/Little Haiti." The collection of photographs includes 75 images taken from 2003 to 2010, depicting Miami's Haitian community. Ends Feb. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.
Works by local artists are exhibited in "Urbayne Biscayne Art on the Boulevard." Ends Dec. 4. PrecisionArt, 7657 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 456-3579 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.precisionartdesign.com/urbayne.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts present the Lincoln Center's List Art Collection, displaying more than 30 works by award-winning artists. Free tours of the collection every Saturday at noon. Runs through the end of the 2010-2011 Fifth Anniversary Season. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (786) 468-2326 or email@example.com or www.arshtcenter.org.
BASED ON FILM
Dorsch Gallery presents Clifton Childree's "Orchestrated Gestures," a solo exhibition of installations and film-based work. Ends Jan. 29. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278 or www.dorschgallery.com.
The University of Miami's Department of Art and Art History presents "Mechanomorphic: The Environmentally minded man/machine." Ends Dec. 27. University of Miami Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as.miami.edu/art.
Bakehouse Art Complex presents ¡SIN!, a juried exhibition inspired by human transgressions. Some of Miami's most prominent art professionals will curate the exhibit, each focusing on a specific sin. Panelists include Silvia Karman Cubiñá, executive director and chief curator of the Bass Museum of Art; Brian Dursum, executive director and curator of the Lowe Art Museum and Peter Boswell, senior curator of the Miami Art Museum. Ends Jan. 24. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Les Lalanne at Fairchild," the largest outdoor exhibition in the US of works by French sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Part of the garden's annual visual art program, the exhibition features more than 20 sculptures — including works never publicly displayed in the US — and a multi-piece work made of more than a dozen pieces. All will be displayed throughout the garden's 83 acres by Central Park's Frederick Law Olmsted group. Ends May 31. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $12-$25. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
The World Erotic Art Museum presents "From Pompeii To Pin-Up." Features erotic art prints and sculptures from Pompeii and pin-up drawings by American artist Jon Hull. Exhibit ends Jan. 9. World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Members free. Others $15. No one under 18 admitted. Details: (305) 532-9336 or www.weam.com.
Artist Jonathan Meese's sculptures are displayed in his first major solo museum exhibition in the US. Includes the first ceramic talisman he created when he was 15, large bronze sculptures and set designs for opera productions. Ends Feb. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.
The American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Save the Children and Water.org partner with more than 45 artists to present "Arts for a Better World," the largest curated show in Wynwood during Art Basel festivities. Ends Dec. 5. Soho Studios, 2226 NW First Ave., Wynwood. $10. Details: www.artsforabetterworld.com.
Musician Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon, exhibits his collection of classic and contemporary photography in "Timeless." Includes landscapes and backstage photos from the latest U2 tour. Open noon-10 p.m. Ends Dec. 5. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., The New Generation Green Room, Miami. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.