ART CENTER BENEFIT
The 3rd Annual Raffle art exhibition features 42 original works of art by the resident artists of the Art Center/South Florida. Runs through March 28. Raffle Tickets are $10 per ticket or $20 for three tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the ArtCenter gallery desk and ArtCenter offices (924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205) and are available through individual artists. The raffle drawing party will be held at 7 p.m. March 27. 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Winners need not be present to win. Details: Leila (305) 674-8278 Ext. 10.
MIAMI EXHIBITION CENTER
Cuban artist Javier Nogueras expresses his passion for obscured Cuba with symbolism and bright colors. Through March 19. 5527 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 471-7383.
CORAL GABLES EXHIBITION CENTER
The abstract paintings of Brazilian artist Kuki Villar are featured. Through March 4. Renowned American landscape artist Sandra Fisher's work will be featured March 5 through April 1. 70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 567-1750
THE ART MUSEUM AT FIU
"Vision Revealed," selections from the work of Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell, through March 14. Mr. Morell's best-known work is the Camera Obscura series, in which he turns a room into a dark chamber, capturing through long exposures the images that appear projected upside down from the outside. The Art Museum at Florida International University presents works by bachelor of fine arts students, Southwest 107th Avenue and Eighth Street, University Park. Details: (305) 348-2890.
LOWE ART MUSEUM
"Change and Continuity: Folk and Tribal Art of India," an expansive survey of folk and tribal art from India, is accompanied by a scholarly catalog Saturday through March 28. "Mala Ke Manke - Beads of the Rosary 108 East Indian Drawings," sumptuous East Indian works on paper that complements "Change & Continuity," is on view at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Details: www.lowemuseum.org.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
"Kerry James Marshall, One True Thing: Meditations on Black Aesthetics." Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall is best-known for his large-scale paintings that recall the grandeur of traditional history painting. Using a figurative style and imagery of African Americans in urban and suburban settings, he has often addressed social issues stemming from the Civil Rights movement, evoking a nostalgia for the idealism of that era. This exhibition consists of a major new body of work in painting, sculpture, photography and video that demonstrates his ongoing engagement with ideas and images drawn from black history and cultural tradition. Through April 25 at 101 W Flagler St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. third Thursday of the month, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Mondays. $5 adults, free age 12 and younger. Details: (305) 375-3000.
THE WOLFSONIAN FIU
"Tokyo: The Imperial Capital," through May 2, portraying works by Japanese artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945). "Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War," through March 21. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
Russell Crotty, an amateur astronomer known for intricately detailed ballpoint pen drawings of the sky at night presents an exhibit entitled "Globe Drawings." The Miami Art Museum is commissioning the artist to create a new globe of the night skies over the Everglades as a lasting tribute to one of Florida's most unique natural resources. Members preview 6-8 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. March 4 there will be an illustrated talk by the artist. 101 West Flagler St., Miami. Members free. Non-Members $10. Details: (305) 375-1704 or MAMRSVP@miamidade.gov.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the first major display of Laura Owens, a Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibition showcases approximately 40 paintings and works on paper that trace Ms. Owens' development from 1997 to the present. March 6 through May 9 at Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami. 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Details: (305) 891-1472.