Observations from trips to the Amazon's ethnically diverse communities inspired artist Joaquin Gonzalez's works in his latest exhibition. Ends Jan. 7. Galerie Carré Rouge at Alliance Française South Florida, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
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 Jan. 9. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mocanomi.org.
Bakehouse Art Complex presents ˇSIN!, 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. 10. 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.
EMOTION AS ART
RODEZart.com Gallery presents "PERSONALITIES: an Exploration of the relationship between emotional states and art. This George Rodez solo exhibit takes the onlooker into his world, relaying different experiences and emotional states in each work. Ends Jan. 31. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., suite 237, Coconut Grove. Details: (786) 467-7111 or www.rodezart.com.
The Annual Beaux Arts Festival, Miami's oldest juried fine arts show, returns for its 60th anniversary. The outdoor fair features museum-quality pieces from artists across the country. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Jan. 9. Grounds of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.beauxartsmiami.org.
Ralph Provisero's solo exhibition "Trinacria" opens, featuring three large-scale works with drawings and models. Mr. Provisero's work has been showcased internationally in venues like the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán and Chicago's Navy Pier. University of Miami Wynwood Project Space, 2200A NW Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as.miami.edu/art.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts holds an opening reception for two new exhibitions: Ralf Peters' "100 Masterpieces" and Gerry Stecca's "CLOTHESPINS" series. 7:30-10 p.m. Exhibits end March 5. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, 2043 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1804 or www.dlfinearts.com.
Museum of Contemporary Art Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater hosts the MOCA by MOONLIGHT: Contemporary Art Boot Camp, a contemporary art history lecture series. January's installment is "Mark Rothko: Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom." 7 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members. $15 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.
Miami Dade College holds an opening reception for Kristen Tabone Woodward's "Unclear Intentions" exhibition with the artist, featuring encaustic and paper target paintings. The works were inspired by Ms. Woodward's research into biblical women and the relationship between gender and Judeo-Christian tradition, addressing issues like reproduction, martyrdom, transformation and temptation. The mixed-media works feature layered papers created by the artist from indigenous plants and found papers that had another function such as lottery tickets and luggage tags. 6-8 p.m. Ends Jan. 25. Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus, 627 SW 27th Ave., room 3113, Miami. Details: www.mdc.edu.