The Art Gallery at Government Center hosts an exhibition featuring artist Claudia Scalise. Through today (5/11). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 111 NW First St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-4634.
Cernuda Arte exhibits works by Cuban artists. Through Monday. 3155 Ponce de LeÛn Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050.
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.
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-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.
Galerie D'Arts Decoratifs hosts an exhibition that features more than 37 furniture and lighting pieces created by 20th-century artists and designers. Highlights of the exhibition include a rare Charlotte Perriand desk and 10 sconces by Tobio Scarpa from 1961. Through June 15. 1629 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-0123.
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.
Miami-Dade County hosts the first annual Calabash Visual Arts Festival. The festival honors Miami artist Oscar Thomas and features other artists and workshops. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 638-6771.
Miami-Dade County's Museum Education program hosts the 14th annual student art exhibition featuring artwork by students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Through May 17. ArtCenter Gallery, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-8278.
JAM AT MAM
An event for young professionals, Miami Art Museum hosts an evening of art, music, donation, food and drinks. 5 p.m. at 101 West Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.
In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, Alliance Francaise presents Peintures et Expressions, featuring Haitian folk art by Jean Claude Fanfan, who will be there to discuss his work. 7 p.m. at 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760.
Alliance Francaise hosts an opening exhibition featuring charcoal portraits of 60 Haitian presidents by Claire Renee Coles. Music and refreshments. 7 p.m. at 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760.
Bass Museum of Art showcases mid-1980s Haitian art owned by Academy Award-winning film director Jonathan Demme. Through Aug. 6. 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Various prices. Details: (305) 673-7530.