The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse presents guest speaker John Szarkowski, director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 7 p.m. at 591 NW 27th St., Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 576-1051.
Lowe Art Museum's Friends of Art hosts Chairish Art, honoring philanthropists B. and Donald Carlin. Event includes cocktails, gourmet food and an art auction. 7 p.m. at 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $150. Proceeds benefit Lowe Art Museum, Francien and Lee Ruwitch Educational Endowment and the University of Miami department of art and art history. Details: (305) 284-3535.
FRIENDS OF ART
Lowe Art Museum presents Spring Into Art, featuring cocktails, gourmet food and art auction. 7-10 p.m. at 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535.
University of Miami hosts LoweDown happy hour. Complimentary drinks and food. 7-9 p.m. at Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535.
The Bakehouse Art Complex hosts an art gala opening and exhibition, Art and Culture in Miami Before 1980. Featuring 57 artists and live entertainment. 7-10 p.m. at 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 576-2828.
Alexander and Victor Fine Art hosts its gallery grand opening and an exhibition of artist Rolando Diaz. Event includes ribbon-cutting ceremony by Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, live music, auction, wine and hors d'oeuvres. 7 p.m. at 314 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 441-2324.
Curator Carol Jazzar discusses the work of Lou Anne Colodny in the opening reception for Saturation — A Face Lift in a Jar" The presentation highlights society's obsession with youth and beauty. 7-10 p.m. at Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39th St., Suite 107, Miami. Details: (305) 490-6906.
Miami Art Museum presents Rendez-vous, a two-screen art video by Italian artist Grazia Toderi, who shows the link between celestial and terrestrial space when Gemini spaceships rotate in the dome of a Baroque church. Through April 9. Details: (305) 375-1704.
Art Talk features collective works from Malcolm Morley. Paintings of the New York artist, a former Floridian, showcase his career through 40 canvases. Through April 16. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $3-$5. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Art Gallery at Government Center hosts an exhibition featuring artist Claudia Scalise. Through May 11. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 111 NW First St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-4634.
Miami Art Museum presents Brazilian artist Vik Muniz's compilation of photographs using non-art materials. Through May 28. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free for members. $10 others. Details: (305) 375-1704.
Miami Art Central features mixed-media works by Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino. Also featuring Victor Grippo. Free for students and children under 12; $3-$5 others. Through June 18. Details: (305) 455-3337.
In Balseros — A Desperate Journey, veteran photographer Al Diaz captured scenes in Cuba in the summer of 1994, when thousands of people attempted to leave the country on boats and rafts. Through June 4. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida features a collage of rare Caribbean manuscripts, books, maps, prints, and photographs from the 18th to 20th centuries from University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries, one of the largest Caribbean collections in the world. Through June 4. Details: (305) 375-1657.