Explore French colonialism in Art and Design in the Modern Age with a museum guide, part of ArtsBeach, second Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2644.
ArtCenter/South Florida hosts the group exhibit "Mania" through Sept. 7. ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd. #205, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278.
Daniel Azoulay Gallery presents "Sharks in the Morning," an international group show, through Aug. 16. Daniel Azoulay Gallery, 3900A NE First Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1977.
STUDIO VISIT & DINNER
ArtCrowd hosts "Off the Beaten Path," studio visits and dinner with a talk on sculpture by Carol Damian, chairwoman of the Florida International University art department. Studio visits 6:30-8 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Studio building, 250 NE 60th St., Miami. One Ninety, 190 NE 46th St., Miami. Free for ArtCrowd members, tickets run $10-$39. Details: (305) 673-7530.
WRIGHT BROTHERS EXHIBIT
In honor of the Wright brothers' first powered flight, an exhibition of aviation-themed posters reproduced from the Wolfsonian's permanent collection will be on view at the Miami International Airport Terminal Area between Concourses B and C through December. Details: (305) 535-2622.
The Americas Collection hosts a group exhibit featuring works by Pablo Cano, Linda Holt, Andres Tremols, Pedro Ruiz, Daniela Bertolini and others. 7-10 p.m. The Americas Collection, 2440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Details: (305) 446-5578.
The American Academy in Rome invites applicants for its Rome Prize competition through Nov. 1. Fellowships are awarded in the following fields: architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies and modern Italian studies. Rome Prize winners live at the academy's 11-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio and a stipend. Details: www.aarome.org or (212) 751-7200.
Cenruda Art presents "Hopes and Dreams," a solo exhibit of Cuban painter Miguel Florido. Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Exhibit on view through Sept. 19. Details: (305) 461-1050.
The Art Museum at Florida International university presents its "Florida Artists: Painting and Installation" exhibit, featuring works by Florida artists Bill Burke and James Couper, through Aug. 20. The Art Museum at FIU, PC110, University Park, Southwest 107th Avenue and Eighth Street, Miami. Free and open to the public. Details: (305) 348-2890.
ART GARDEN FANTASY
ART+ Fine Art Gallery hosts "Art Garden Fantasy," featuring works by Andy Warhol, Tamara de Lempika, Laurent Elie Badessi, Iran Issa-Khan, Carlos Alves and 15 other artists through the end of summer. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. ART+ Fine Art Gallery at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., 3rd level, Coral Gables. Details: (786) 497-1111.
SUMMER GROUP SHOW
Elite Fine Art Gallery will host an exhibition featuring Latin American master painters as well as emerging talents 7-10 p.m. Elite Fine Art Gallery, 3140 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Exhibit runs through Aug. 29. Details: (305) 448-3800.
COLLECTION ON DISPLAY
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts "Imagine: Selections from the Permanent Collection." Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Details: (305) 893-6211.
Lowe Art Museum hosts "Endless Passage," works by Edouard Duval-Carrie. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Exhibit runs through Sept. 7. Details: (305) 284-3603.
Miami-Dade College presents "The Best of NAEMI: Selections from the NAEMI Art Collection," curated by Ricardo Viera, on exhibit through Aug. 15. Wolfson Campus-Building 1, Centre Gallery, 3rd floor, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 237-3696.
Miami Art Museum hosts Visual Poetics: Art and the World through Nov. 16, featuring 50 works by an international roster of artists, focusing on the interaction of words and image. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.