The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at University of Miami's Casa Bacardi presents vintage black and white photography of Cuban women in the 40's and 50's. The award-winning photographer, Leo Carbajal, speaks on the images, and Wit & Style Chic Boutique will sponsor a fashion show reminiscent of Cuba's golden era. 7-9 p.m., with exhibition through Sept. 30 at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2822 or casabacardi.iccas.miami.edu.
THE ELECTRICITY THAT IGNITES
The idea that human touch and body heat provide the genesis of life is explored in ArtCenter/South Florida's latest exhibition, Body Heat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 30 at Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278.
The Lowe Art Museum presents Jan Matulka-Global Modernist, a selection from the permanent collection, through Sept. 4 at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $2-$5. Students free. Details: (305)284-3535.
Marking Time: Moving Images in Contemporary Art focuses on video, installation and sculptural works by artists Janine Antoni, Dara Friedman and Felix Gonzalez-Torres and others. The works 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 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.
The Miami Art Museum presents Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu in an exhibit combining collage and ink drawings of distorted figures reflecting society's obsession with physical appearance. Through Oct. 9 at 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.
MAIL ART MOVEMENT
The exhibit For Everyone and No One explores a period in the 1970s at New York's Truman Gallery, when artists challenged the art market by creating works out of postal mail. Jock Truman and Eric Green have donated their accumulation of mail art to the Museum of Contemporary Art, and in conjunction with the exhibit, the museum is encouraging artists to submit original material. Opening preview 7-9 p.m. at MOCA, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Exhibition through Sept. 4. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The dogs of some of Miami's most influential businesspeople appear in a photography exhibition, PAWS: A Foot-O-Graphic Tribute. Featured dogs belong to attorney Roy Black and Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Bob Dickinson among others. The photographer, Wendy Doscher-Smith, will donate all proceeds to local animal charities. 7:45-11 p.m., with exhibition through Sept. 3 at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 981-1935 or www.apawture.com.
ArtCenter/South Florida hosts this all-female exhibition exploring the myths and folklore surrounding witchcraft and the witch trials. Artists preview and talk 7-8 p.m.; reception 8-10 p.m. with exhibition through Sept. 4 at 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 538-7887 or www.artcentersf.org.