"Young Talents", works by Sandro de la Rosa, Miguel Florido, Vicente Hernandez, Rigoberto Pelaez and Sinhue Vega, on display through Dec. 13. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050.
"La France Insolite" will feature Claude Zuena's most recent work, through Dec. 13th. 7 p.m. French Alliance of Miami, 1414 Coral Way, Miami. (305) 859-8760.
"Breakthrough," by Guerra de la Paz. On display through Dec. 29th. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. (305) 576-1278.
PORTRAITS OF AN ERA
The Wolfsonian hosts a preview and reception of "From Emperors to Hoi Polloi: Portraits of an Era," from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. On view through May 11th. The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2606.
Pavlova M. Gallery hosts an exhibition of recent works by painter and figure drawer, Susana Herrero-Kunhardt, through Jan. 15. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Pavlova M. Gallery, 25 SE Second Ave., Suite 200, Miami. Details: (305) 416-4950.
The Dorsch Gallery will host "Lama Norlha" and "the back room" through Jan. 25th. The "Lama Norlha" exhibition features large-scale paintings of spectacular color and strength and "the back room" examines the conflicting dualities between the physical and the spiritual. Opening reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278.
BAKEHOUSE ART SHOW
The Bakehouse Art Complex presents "Winter Juried Art Show 2002" through Jan. 19. Music and refreshments. Opening reception from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828.
BASEL ART SHOW
The Miami Beach Convention Center welcomes the acclaimed international show "Art Basel - Miami Beach 2002," through Dec. 8. Enjoy special exhibitions, visits to private art collections and various crossover events with design, architecture, fashion and film industries. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (786) 276-26189.
"Time Trial", Julian LaVerdiere's first solo museum exhibition will be on view through Feb. 23. Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami. Admission is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents, City of North Miami employees, children under 12; $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and students with I.D. Details: (305) 893-6211.
Howard Leonard Rick & Studio Rich welcome Art Basel to his opening: "Th Xilonem 1 Series", figurative wood sculptures. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Miami Design District, 1 NE 40 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-3752.
Gary Nadar presents Contemporanea, "Erased Borders", curated by Agustin Arteaga through Dec. 9. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Opening night gala 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 Bayshore Drive, Miami. Gala tickets $150. Details: (305) 648-2484.
"Deluxe Miami", curated by El Perro and Paco Barragan will be on view through Jan. 4. Opening reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Casas Riegner Gallery, 25 NE 39 St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-8242.
Fromer professional football player and Sculptor, Robert Thiele, will be showcasing his work through Jan. 15. Tuesday through Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Barbara Gillman Gallery, 5582 NE Fourth Court #5, Miami. Details: (305) 759-9155.
"4 x 4: Four Istallations by Four Artists", Cerj Lalonde, Gretchen Minnhaar, Niso and Rimaj will be exhibiting their art through Jan. 4. Opening reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Adamar Fine Arts, 177 NE 39 St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1355.
"From the Valley of the Dolls" 1985-2001, Polaroids by David Levinthal on view through Jan. 13. Gallery times vary. Daniel Azoulay Gallery, 3900 A. NE First Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1977.
FIU's Wolfsonian welcomes a special exhibition of the "Nobody's Perfect" collection and the unveiling by Gaetano Pesce of his "2002 W Desk." 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2606.
Milena de la Pen, Columbian-board artist, will present her paintings for one day. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Affiliate of the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Bal Harbour Gallering in Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 383-7116.
WORKSHOP & LECTURE
Canadian/Israeli artist, Naomi Spiers hosts a workshop and slide lecture through Dec. 10. Her workshop includes rubber mold-making and wax chasing in the sculpture studio, as well as a reception on the last day to view her work. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at The Gilded Hand, 165 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-2825.
On the second Sunday of each month, Lowe Art Museum provides special programs for children and adults. Activities include a gallery tour, snacks and a studio art class. Gallery tour 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Children's day 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3603.
"Third Annual Celebration of Art and Culture", event benefiting the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami will host "On the Crossroads, curated by Dr. Milagros Bello. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, 300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 372-1411.