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 Sunday. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami.
Miami Metrozoo presents "Reptiles; The Beautiful and the Deadly" exhibition. Ends Sunday. Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St. Details: (305) 255-5551 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
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 Sunday. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2622 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association presents a photograph exhibition by Clyde Butcher. Mr. Butcher is known for his black-and-white photographs of nature. Ends Wednesday. Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association gallery, Shoppes at Mayfair, 3390 Mary St., Suite 128, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 447-0401.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presents "Annihilating Beauty," exhibition featuring works by girls from alternative centers, rehabilitation facilities and detention centers in Miami-Dade County who have participated in MOCA's "Women on the Rise!" workshop. Ends May 18. Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery at Women's Park, 10251 W Flagler St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Miami Art Museum presents "Wifredo Lam in North America" exhibition. Ends May 18. 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1704.
In celebration of 20 years of service, The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) presents the 20th annual exhibition at the Miami Center for the Photographic Arts. Dozens of works will be featured at the exhibition and proceeds benefit the artists and NAEMI. The exhibition begins with an opening reception this Friday from 6-9 p.m. 1601 SW First St., Miami. Ends May 30. Free. Details: (305) 649-9575.
The Center for Visual Communication celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition featuring early edition works by young artists such as Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and Robert Rauschenberg. Ends May 30. The Center for Visual Communication, 541 NW 27th St., Miami. Details: (305) 571-1415.
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 Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Page at a Time," a student work exhibition. Ends June 1. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Lowe Art Museum presents "J. Tomás López: The Metro Series." The exhibition features photographs of subways and other urban transportation in the 1980s by artist
J. Tomás López. Ends June 8. 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Free admission and free parking at Pavia Garage. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.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.
Museum of Contemporary Art presents "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. Ends June 28. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Wynwood Art District. Free. Details: (305) 573-5441 or www.mocanomi.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.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Spanning the Divide of Centuries: Vienna from the Last Habsburgs to the Austrian Republic" exhibition of rare books and special collections. Organized this year by rare book cataloguer Nicolae Harsanyi, the exhibition features work by artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele and how their art reflects the changes in Viennese society during the modern movement in 19th and 20th century Vienna. Ends July 22. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Bass Museum of Art presents VOOM PORTRAITS Robert Wilson. Mr. Wilson worked with VOOM HD Networks as an artist-in-residence to create VOOM PORTRAITS. Subjects were filmed on high-definition video portraits and range from celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Princess Caroline of Hanover, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Isabella Rossellini, to striking poses of animals. Ends August 3. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530.