The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Class Distinctions: Selections from the Laurence Miller Collection." The display of items examines class separations on ocean liners before World War II. On view through September. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.org.
"Arte y Ritual/Tribal Art from Africa" opens with masks from sub-Saharan Africa of different types, styles, sizes and materials. Carved-wood vertical masks are displayed along with helmet masks and crest masks. Ends Sept. 12. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Cremata Gallery, 1646 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 644-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.crematagallery.com.
"Tribute to Japanese Splendor: The Art of the Temari" explores the ancient Japanese tradition of creating artful embroidered balls. Artist Sharon Thieman's modern takes on temari are showcased. Ends Aug. 14. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents "Rise of an Empire: Scenes of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95." Features 20 woodblock print triptychs depicting the battles. Ends Aug. 14. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
Thirty images by American photographer Frank Paulin are showcased in "Frank Paulin American Documentarian." Includes black-and-white photographs depicting fleeting moments of the 1950s. Mr. Paulin is known for capturing the art and poetry of everyday moments against otherwise gritty backdrops. Ends Sept. 25. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $5-$10. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
The Bakehouse Art Complex exhibits "Midsummer Night's Dream," a collection of the complex's resident artists and "Cross-Pollinated Signals," magical realism works by local artist Enrique Sendra. In addition, the event hosts a "Sketchy Party," based on an initiative to draw portraits of every person in Miami in which guests can have their portrait drawn by local artists. 7-10 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Details: email@example.com or www.bacfl.org.
FREE FOR FAMILIES
Miami Art Museum opens its doors to families free every second Saturday of the month. Families can learn about current exhibition "Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other" and interact with the art. The gallery references to rain and rain sticks as an ancient instrument thought to have originated in South America. Families can take the sound of rain home after creating a colorful rain stick in the auditorium workshop. 1-4 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-4073 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
"The Family of Man"
George Sanchez-Calderon's installation "The Family of Man" creates an environment that presents multiple destinations and timings unfettered by the function and sound of an old train station sign. The exhibit opens as part of Wynwood design district's Second Saturday Gallery Walk. 7-10 p.m. De La Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-6112 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.delacruzcollection.org.