Bass Museum of Art presents "Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century Miami," a showcase of the architecture, urban planning, design and decorative arts of mid-century Miami that includes designers whose collective vision of the city shaped the indoor-outdoor lifestyle for Miamians. Ends Sunday. 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
Mia Galleries at Miami International Airport presents "Tropicool Miami," an exhibition featuring artworks by students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Ends April 20. E-D Connector Gallery, Miami International Airport, exit at SR 953 to LeJeune Road. Details: (305) 876-0749.
The Society of American Mosaic Artists presents "Mosaic Arts International" exhibition. The exhibition features dozens of juried mosaic art pieces submitted by artists from around the world. Categories include 2-D, 3-D, and architectural mosaics. Ends April 30. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bakehouseartcomplex.org.
DEFINING A COLLECTION
Museum of Contemporary Art presents "Pivot Points Part 1: Defining MOCA's Collection," featuring more than 40 works by 28 artists from MOCA's permanent collection that mark important moments in the development of the artists' work and turning points in contemporary art. Ends May 11. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. North Miami.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University features "Fashioning the Modern French Interior: Pochoir Portfolios in the 1920s," an exhibition on how fashion publishers use the pochoir technique to print fashion books and portfolios. Ends May 11. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2622 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Miami Art Museum presents "Wifredo Lam in North America" exhibition. 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Ends May 18. Details: (305) 375-1704.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents "Seminole Arts From Florida Collections" and "Native Arts of the Northwest Coast: The Paul & Joan Gluck Collection," exhibitions. Ends June 1. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for members and children younger than 12; $5 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
The Miami Science Museum features "Dinosaurs of China." The collection includes dinosaurs, bird fossils and mounted skeletons. Ends June 16. 3280 S Miami Ave. $13-$20. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
Miami Art Museum presents "Melanie Smith With Rafael Ortega: Parres Trilogy," an exhibition that features artwork of city life. Ends June 29. 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1704.
Lowe Art Museum presents "J. Tomás López: The Metro Series." The ongoing exhibition features artist J. Tomás López photographs of subways and other urban transportation in the '80s. This Friday, Mr. López will lecture at 7 p.m. at Lowe Art Museum. A reception will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Free admission and free parking at Pavia Garage. The exhibition ends June 8. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents Family Fun Days: Natives of the Northwest. Visitors will get a chance to build their own totem pole. 1p.m.-3 p.m. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a preview reception for "Pivot Points, Part 2: New Mythologies." The exhibition features artworks of how contemporary artists have created self-mythologies and stories with their art. Featured artists include Matthew Barney, Jose Bedia and Mariko Mori. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Wynwood Art District. Free. The exhibition ends June 28. Details: (305) 573-5441 or www.mocanomi.org.
Jewish Museum of Florida presents the 26th annual Miami-Dade County Museum Education Program Student Exhibition. The juried show features more than 200 student artworks from 60 schools. 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP by today (4/10). Free. Details: (305) 672-5044, Ext. 3175 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Miami Center for the Photographic Arts hosts an opening reception for an exhibition of architecture and people from Nicaragua by David Taggart. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at 1601 SW First St., Miami. Details: (305) 649-9575.
Fotomission and Tropicolor host the fourth annual South Beach Photomarathon. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Details: www.fotomission.org.