The Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida exhibit features more than 500 artifacts and photographs, films and a timeline wall of Jewish history in Florida. 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.
An opening reception for African-American Quilters exhibit. Through Saturday. 7-9 p.m. at African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 638-6771.
Mandarin Oriental Miami features The Young Mandarins 2006 exhibition. Through Sunday. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami. Details: (305) 913-8333.
Miami Art Central features Video: An Art, a History, 1965-2005. Taken from the archives of the Centre Pompidou museum in Paris, the exhibition also features sculptures and multimedia works by various artists from around the globe. Through Sunday. 7-10 p.m. at 5960 SW 57th Ave., South Miami. Free on Sundays. Details: (305) 455-3333.
PAINTINGS OF CUBA
Casa Bacardi presents Ventanas en el Tiempo exhibition of works by artist Dominica Alcántara. Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, Ms. Alcantara's acrylic paintings mirror landscapes in Cuba. Through Dec. 15. Various times at 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $5 donation. Details: (305) 284-2822.
L'Allíance Francaise de Miami features Africa Through Colors exhibition. The new exhibition features contemporary and surreal paintings by Magalí Dos Santos. Through Dec. 21. Various times at 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760.
Museum of Contemporary Art presents City Beneath the Sea, a marionette theater and exhibition of Pablo Cano's marionette sculptures. Exhibition through Dec. 23. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $3-$15. RSVP required. Limited seating. Details: (305) 893-6211or www.miamiartcentral.org.
Haunting images from Hollywood movies will be seen at Miami Art Museum's Video Gallery. Artist Matthias Müller used sepia-toned film footages to create the ghostly images. Through Jan. 14. Various times at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami presents Humberto Calzada: In Dreams Awake exhibition. Through Jan. 28. 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens presents the opening of its contemporary art projects with a musical installation. Experimental sound artist Gustavo Matamoros has created a surround-sound installation inspired by the pipe organ at Vizcaya. A microphone attached to a helium balloon was used to create recordings that will be projected throughout the museum. Through Feb.15. Various times at 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $9-$12. Details: (305) 250-9133 or www.vizcayamuseum.org.
Jewish Museum of Florida showcases the Bonim exhibition, which features the history of Jewish developers and their influence in Florida. Through March 11. Various times at 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free on Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University features more than 200 silver art pieces at the Modernism In American Silver: 20th-Century Design exhibition. Through March 25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free members and Miami Beach residents with identification; $5-$7 others. Details: (305) 531-1001.
Life, architecture and art during the 20th and 21st centuries will be showcased at Miami Art Museum. The Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body and The City collection features dozens of photographs donated by ex-curator Charles Cowles. Through April 15. Various times at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free on Sundays, students with identification, and children under 12; $2.50-$5 others. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
Roundtable breakfast and panel discussion on protecting valued art. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at The Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: Emily Haine, (212) 415-8440 or email@example.com.
New World School of the Arts hosts an opening reception for Passages Art Basel Student Exhibition. Exhibition runs through Jan 3. 6-9 p.m. at New World School of the Arts, 25 NE Second St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3135.