FINE ART EXHIBITION
Photographers Tanya Burnett and Kevin Palmer exhibit contemporary images from tropical regions of the world. A percentage of receipts will be donated to Oceans for Youth. Opening show will begin with Brazilian Jazz by SAMM. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at SunTrust International Center, 1 SE Third Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 720-4816.
The University of Miami gallery hosts an evening of art, lecture and music the first Thursday of each month. Today (11/3), Cuban-American Elio Penso exhibits stained-glass works. 7-9 p.m. at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: http://casabacardi.iccas.miami.edu
The University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum presents an exhibition of photography by Edward Weston. Apocalypse Then: Images of Destruction, Prophecy and Judgment from D¸rer to the Twentieth Century looks at the ways in which artists over the past five centuries have depicted the end of time. Life Work features photographs that span Mr. Weston's 40-year career. Through Nov. 13 at the museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.miami.edu/lowe.
CONVERSATIONS ON SOCIETY
ArtCenter/South Florida presents a mixed-media work and installation exhibition on social intercourse. Participating artists include Diane Arrieta, Nazare Feliciano, Ketie Deits and Jonathan Stein. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 27 at ArtCenter Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
Anyly Fraga-Pelaez exhibits her environment-inspired works. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 10 at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus' Access-Meed Gallery, Room 1180, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 237-3371.
MORE THAN WORDS
Art Center/South Florida presents More Than Words, an exhibition celebrating book month in Miami featuring artists who make use of the written form in their work. Featured artists include Tawnie Silva, Susan Lee Chun, Vicenta Casan, Vickie Pierre, Diane Hanson, Ena Marrero and Kerry Phillips. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays at 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
PABLO CANO MARIONETTES
Artist Pablo Cano explores man's journey through the ages in the production "The Beginning." Cano's cast of 100 marionettes includes Adam and Eve, planets, dinosaurs, the menagerie of Noah's Ark, robots and dancing telephones and televisions crafted from found objects like cracker tins, wash tubs and suitcases. 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members, $15 non-members, $2 children. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The exhibit Earth Body Sculpture and Performance displays the career of Ana Mendieta and her work influenced by Caribbean and North American cultures. She used her art to connect with her cultural roots and to explore spiritual themes. Through Jan. 15 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
Cernuda Arte hosts an opening reception to display the contemporary Cuban art of Ismael Gomez Peralta. 7-10 p.m. at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com.
ART ADVENTURE TOURS
Lowe Art Museum hosts tours of the permanent collection of Oceanic Art and temporary exhibits displaying world arts and cultures. 2-3 p.m. at the museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.miami.edu/lowe.
Gallery walk through the streets of Coconut Grove takes place the second Friday of each month. 6 p.m. Details: (305) 445-3864.
THE JOY OF TOLERANCE
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts the open exhibition of Mexican Jewish artist Anette Pier and her contemporary approach to the ancient Twelve Tribes as "the first diverse society." 6 p.m. at 301 Washington Ave., South Beach. $10-$125. RSVP by Tuesday. Details: (305) 672-5044, ext. 11.