As Nazi reign overtook 1930s Germany, the livelihoods of many Jewish citizens were stripped away. Dr. Max Stern suffered such a fate when his license to trade art at his gallery was taken away because he was Jewish, and he was forced to auction his artworks at extremely devalued rates. After his death in 1987, a project began to collect those works auctioned off. "Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Dusseldorf" examines his story and the restitution of art looted by the Nazis, some of which is on display. Ends April 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents "GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art," the works of a select group of Turin, Italy, artists. Introduces movements and trends in new Italian art. Curated by Paolo Facelli and Francesco Poliwill. Ends April 17. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
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 University of Miami's Department of Art and Art History presents its Sixth Annual Salon des Refusés exhibition, named after the famed Salon des Refusés exhibition in 1863 Paris where impressionists exhibited their revolutionary works rejected by the French Academy. Miami's version showcases works by students that weren't accepted into the school's Annual Juried Student Competition. On view through April 29. The Wesley Foundation Building at the University of Miami, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as.miami.edu/art.
LOVE OF ROME
A cocktail reception celebrates the opening of Francesco Lopez's "Visioni Di Roma" a collection of contemporary works inspired by the artist's love of Rome, Italy. 7 p.m. Work on view through June 15. Galleria Ca' d'Oro, 135 S San Lorenzo Ave., suite 130, Coral Gables. Details: http://ca-doro.com/miami/home.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Art for All: British Posters for Transport." Organized by the Yale Center for British Art, the exhibit features posters created as part of an ambitious effort by the London Underground to encourage ridership on public transportation. The art helped create a civic identity in London. Ends Aug. 14. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Admission is free for members, State University System of Florida staff, students with ID and children under six. $3.50 for seniors, other students and children 6-12. $5 others. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
CLASSICS ON DISPLAY
HistoryMiami hosts an opening reception for the "Souvenir Maps and Plates of Florida" exhibition. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a presentation on how to identify unique memorabilia amid antique shops and garage sales. 6 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Members free. Others $10. Details: (305) 375-1618 or email@example.com or www.historymiami.org.