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 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.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exhibition offering an exploration of American hotels in the early 20th century. The exhibit will focus on the Schultze & Weaver hotels and explore the changing patterns of design and use of urban hotels' guestrooms. Presentation drawings and architectural plans will comprise the core show, which will be followed by furniture, tableware, photographs and printed ephemera displays. Noon-6 p.m. through May 18 at The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Painter Ria Falkner hosts a reception for the open exhibition of her work inspired by the powers hidden in the bamboo tree. Ms. Falkner also is a professional jazz vocalist, composer and recording artist. She will perform at the exhibition with guitarist Peter MacDonald. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Gilded Hand, 165 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.
PULSE ART FAIR
The fair will be a statement on contemporary art, featuring international galleries that have built or are building a strong and consistent exhibition program. Pulse will highlight the work of international artists as well as reflect the cultural richness as a whole city through the exhibition of local artists. 12 p.m. through Dec.4 at the Wynwood District, 2700 NW Second Ave., Miami. $7-$10. Details: www.pulse-art.com/miami.
IMAGING & IDENTITY
Lowe art museum at the University of Miami presents the "Imaging and Identity: African American art" and "engaging in the camera: African American portraits" preview lecture and reception. 7 p.m. at 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
New World School of The Arts presents "Voices" . The street gallery will display student's artwork. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. opening reception. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan.4 at 25 NE Second St., Miami. Details: www.mdc.edu/nwsa