"A VIEW OF SOCIETY'
Tower Theater showcases the exhibit A View of Society, featuring paintings by Daniel Garcia, whose portraits capture people living in the modern world. Through Aug. 25. Various times at 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 643-8706.
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR HISTORY
Original black-and-white prints of the Spanish-American War can be seen at the Manuel Jorge Cutillas Cuba exhibit. Taken from The Illustrated London News and The Graphic, the art collection features battles in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo Bay, Vueltas, Cienfugas, Pinar del Rio, Siboney, San Juan, Santiago and El Caney. The pictorials also capture American troops and life in Cuba during the late 19th century. Through Aug. 25. Various times at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Free for students and faculty with identification; $5 donation. Details: (305) 284-2822.
SNAPSHOTS OF AFRICA
African culture, life and images of poverty and disease are featured themes captured by artists from various countries in Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography. The exhibition showcases photographs, multimedia installations and performance art. Through Aug. 27. Various times at Miami Art Central, 5960 SW 57th Ave., Miami. $3-$5. Details: (305) 455-3333, email@example.com or www.miamiartcentral.org
The Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida exhibit features more than 500 artifacts and photographs, films and a timeline wall of Jewish history in Florida since 1763. Various times at Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, children younger than 6 and on Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
ArtCenter/South Florida presents Housewarming-One Bedroom, One Bathroom, A Kitchen, A Pantry, A Closet and A Patio. Various times at 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Through Sept. 10. Free. Details: (305) 538-7887 or www.artcentersf.org
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Metro Pictures Part 2, an exhibition featuring 27 artists who look at issues of contemporary urban life. Through Sept. 17. Various times at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $5. Details: (305) 893-6211.
BIG JUICY PAINTINGS
Miami Art Museum presents the Big Juicy Paintings exhibition. Through Sept. 17. Various times at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. $5. Free on Sundays. Details: (305) 375-3000.
MIAMI IN TRANSITION
Miami in Transition exhibition features more than 50 artworks from 21 local artists. The exhibition highlights the artists' reactions to the destruction and construction of buildings in Miami. Artists share the loss of Miami's historic sites while others focus on the city's future. Through Oct. 29. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1725.
Miami International University of Art & Design hosts an opening reception featuring thesis artworks by graduates of the Visual Arts program. 4-8 p.m. at Main Gallery, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The exhibition runs through Sept 15. Free. Details: (305) 428-5700.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts Downtown Get-Down, a networking event with members and non-members of the museum. 6-8 p.m. at The Banker's Club, One Biscayne Tower, 14th floor, Miami. RSVP required. $10-$15. Details: (305) 375-1492.
"Cuatro Miradas (Four Points of View)" is a silent art auction where some of the proceeds benefit America Developing Smiles. The event features hyperrealism to constructivism artworks from four Venezuelan artists. The event also features music and complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres. 7-10 p.m. at Art Rouge Gallery, 3275 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Free admission. Details: (786) 488-0250.
Guest speaker and art critic Juan Martinez will discuss Cuban contemporary art. Martinez will also discuss the work of Juan Martin and Margarita Cano. 8 p.m. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408.