LAST PICTURE SHOW
Our understanding of photography and what makes it art is explored in The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982. Through June 12 at Miami Art Central, 5960 SW 57th Ave., South Miami. $5. Details: (305) 445-3337 or www.miamiartcentral.org.
VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN
Illustrations, maps, prints and photographs explore the Caribbean from the 16 century to the present. Exhibition features material from the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad and other countries. Through June 5 at Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Thursdays 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. $5. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historical-museum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents sculpture and watercolor with Eastern and Western influences, both ancient and contemporary, by Anne Chu. Through July 3 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: Donna Fields, (305) 893-6211, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mocanomi.org.
The Bass Museum of Art features finished public art projects by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Exhibition includes sketches, collages, maps, topography, and fabric used in installations, and will be complemented by the screening of five films about the artists. Through June 26. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
The Miami Art Museum presents recent works from the artist's Scenarios series, based on photographs taken in Captiva. Through July 3 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. RSVP required. Members free; $10 others. Free admission every Sunday noon-5 p.m. Details: (305) 375-1704, email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Miami Art Museum presents Figuratively Speaking: Selections from the Permanent Collection, examining the representation of the human figure in US, Latin American and European art since the 1960s. Through Oct. 30 at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Members, students and children under 12 free; $2.50-$5 others. Free admission every Sunday; guided tours at 2 p.m. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Works by Panamanian artist Sheila Lichacz, who has been displayed at the Contemporary Religious Art Collection at the Vatican and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives in Harvard University. Her latest collection, God's Paintbrush, features multimedia works using pre-Columbian pottery shards and seashells. 2 p.m. at the Deering Estate Visitor Center, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $5-$7. Details: (305) 235-1668, ext. 233.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Edouard Duval-Carrie opens his studio to the public with works infused with social and political criticism. Through July 7 at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
Marking Time: Moving Images in Contemporary Art focuses on video, installation and sculptural works by artists Janine Antoni, Dara Friedman and Felix Gonzalez-Torres among others that are linked by the way they mark time. Through Sept. 11 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.org.
THE HAITIAN SPIRIT
Three simultaneous exhibitions display selections from filmmaker Jonathan Demme's Haitian art collection, photographer Bruce Weber's series documenting Haitian life in Miami and a group of works from the museum's private collection. Through July 10 at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
BEAUTY OR NOT
The exhibit seeks to explore our contemporary ideas about beauty and self-image through printmaking by Monique Leyton, photography by artist duo Gismo and video by Lou Ann Colodny. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Through May 31 on Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. at the Octopus Building, 169 NW 36th St., Miami. Details: (305) 490-6906.
Locust Projects and TransEAT/Food Cultural Museum present Julie Khan's free multidisciplinary visual and culinary art work, Swamp Cabbage: Cracker Culture in a Fast Food Nation. Project includes six-week photography, video and sound exhibition; panel discussion with humanities scholars; cooking demonstrations for children; and wild game tasting. Through June 29. Opening reception begins at 10 a.m. at Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: www.locustprojects.org.
IN THE EYE OF THE COLLECTOR
The contemporary art collector Steven Gamson speaks on the art of collecting at an informal lecture and brunch. Noon at the home of Dr. Anthony Japour, 1000 South Pointe Drive, Suite 3302, Miami Beach. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher and art critic Adriano Bianco speaks on the Argentinean art scene, in Spanish. 8 p.m. at Centro Cultural Espanol, 800 Douglas Road, Suite 170, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 448-9677 or www.ccemiami.org.