Dan Ewing, professor of art history and chairman of the department of fine arts at Barry University, will compare the art, careers and personalities of Van Gogh and Gaugin as well as Gaugin's role in Van Gogh's mutilation of his own ear. 7-8:30 p.m. at Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave. Complimentary wine and cheese. $10. Details: www.miamintelligence.com.
AGE OF ENLIGHTMENT EXHIBITION
Lowe Art Museum presents an exhibit that explores Reason and Fantasy in an Age of Enlightenment. Through June 6 at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
ARTFUL CITIZENSHIP EXHIBITION
The Wolfsonian-FIU presents an exhibition of artwork by students in the third through fifth grades as part of the Artful Citizenship program, which uses art to teach students about the world around them and the importance of developing cooperation, tolerance and peaceful methods of conflict resolution. Through May 10 at Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
HOMESTEAD DIVERSITY EXHIBIT
Miami Dade College Homestead Campus Art Gallery and Artsouth, a non-profit artist community, present an exhibition in celebration of the third anniversary of Artsouth. Batik, oils, acrylic and mixed media works by emerging and established local artists. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 30. Homestead Campus Art Gallery, Building D Library, 500 College Terrace. Details: (305) 237-5153.
An exhibition of Francois-Marie Banier's collection of photographs and sketches ranging from images of everyday people to celebrity portraits. His most recent work involves handwritten texts layered on top of his photographs. Through May 30 at Bass Art Museum, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. General admission $6, $4 for seniors and students with ID, free for members and children younger than 6. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT
Miami Dade College will showcase students' work in annual exhibition. Painting, drawing, photography and other mediums showcased. Opening night reception at 5-8 p.m. at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Galleries, Building 1, Centre Gallery, 300 NE Second Ave. Displays in Centre Gallery and Fifth Floor. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon-6 p.m. Thursdays through May 14. Details: Robert Perez, (305) 237-3696.
LIGHT WORKS EXHIBIT
Display of Hannah Mae's work comprised of perforated metal sheets with translucent color applications. The metal canvases are mounted as sculptures and illuminated from behind, becoming light sculptures. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach through May 10. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall is best-known for paintings that recall the grandeur of traditional history painting. Using a figurative style and imagery of African Americans in urban and suburban settings, he addresses social issues stemming from the Civil Rights movement. Through Sunday at Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today (4/22), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $5 adults, free age 12 and younger. Details: (305) 375-3000.
Exhibition of the work of Russell Crotty, an amateur astronomer known for ballpoint pen drawings of the night sky. The Miami Art Museum is commissioning the artist to create a new globe of the night skies over the Everglades as a tribute to one of Florida's unique natural resources. Through June 27. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Members free, others $10. Details: (305) 375-1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the first major display of Laura Owens, a Los Angeles artist. The exhibition showcases about 40 paintings and works on paper that trace Ms. Owens' development from 1997. Through May 9 at Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th St., 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.
Lowe Art Museum presents live jazz by Latin Fever, cocktails, wine and cheese on the first Thursday of each month. Current exhibition Fools Rush In features lovers during the Renaissance era. 6-9 p.m. at 1301 Stanford Dr., University of Miami, Coral Gables. Lowe members free; others $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.