Wynwood Project Space presents Barry Sparkman's "Hynea" series, titled after seaweed commonly harvested for use as an additive in drugs and cosmetics. Ends Saturday. Wynwood Project Space, 2200 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 284-2542.
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 Monaco, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Isabella Rossellini, to striking poses of animals. Ends Sunday. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members and children younger than six; $6 seniors and students with identification; $8 adults. Details: (305) 673-7530.
Miami Veterinary Specialists hosts auction to provide veterinary care for homeless pets. Ten dog paintings by Darek Pala available for bidding until Aug. 15. Bids may be placed online, by phone or in person at Miami Veterinary Specialists, 8601 Sunset Dr., Miami. Details: (305) 665-2820 or www.mvhospital.com.
Miami International University of Art & Design presents the exhibition "Horseplay," 2-D and 3-D works inspired by the horse sculptures of China's Tang Dynasty. Exhibit ends Aug. 15. Miami International University of Art & Design, Main Gallery, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.mymiu.com.
The exhibition "A Hundred Years Dressing Calderón" displays costumes used in plays written by Spanish Baroque playwright Calderón de la Barca. It includes 40 costumes and 10 plotted costume designs. This collection depicts the different ways Calderón's plays have been interpreted over the last century, from the first avant-garde movements brought from Central Europe, courtesy of Burman, Cortezo, and Emilio Burgos, to the baroque expressions of Nieva and Puigserver, or the most recent proposals by Miguel Narros and Andrea D'Odorico. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Ends Aug. 30. Freedom Tower, Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 237-7186 or www.mdc.edu.
Miami-Dade Public Library System presents a series of exhibitions by two Miami artists. One is Conni Gordon and the other is the late Albert Robinson (1915-1996). "Highly Variable-See Movie: Albert Robinson" will be on display at the Main Library Auditorium, 101 W Flagler St., Miami, and "Think- it, Ink-it, Link-it, Sync- it: The Conni Gordon School" will be shown at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach. Both exhibitions end Aug 31.
ROCK N' ROLL
Museum of Contemporary Art's current exhibition "Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967" features 40 years of artworks by 56 artists from around the world. Ends Sept. 7. Free members and North Miami residents; $10 non-members. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
DINOS FROM CHINA
Miami Science Museum presents "The Dinosaurs of China," an exhibition of dinosaur fossils from China, including fully-sculpted models, interactive and multimedia experiences and a children's paleo-discovery area. Ends Sept. 10. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: www.miamisci.org.
Miami Art Museum presents "Disappearances, Shadows and Illusions." The exhibition includes installation art with light, electronics and other elements by artists from around the country. Ends Sept. 21. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
Bass Museum of Art presents "Splendor in the Bass: The Portraits" exhibition of the Western World. Ends Oct. 19. 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $8 adults; $6 seniors and students with identification. Free for members and children younger than six; $6 seniors and students with identification; $8 adults. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
EGYPT IN MIAMI
The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, presents "Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London," an exhibition of 221 Egyptian artifacts excavated by British archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Ends Nov. 2. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. $10 for adults, $5 for non-UM students with I.D., $5 for adult groups of 10 or more, $3 for student groups of 10 or more and free to members, University of Miami students, faculty and staff and children under 12. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
JEWS IN SPORTS
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents "Florida Jews in Sports" exhibition that features nearly 150 athletes in two dozen sports. Ends Nov. 23. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members and children under; $6 adults; $5 seniors; free on Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents the exhibit "Thoughts on Democracy," comprised of posters created by 55 contemporary artists and designers highlighting modern notions of democracy. Ends Dec. 7. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents the exhibit "A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43." The exhibit considers the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs on American culture. It explores how the government's patronage of art, design, and architecture were integral parts of the larger project of the New Deal, which aimed to spur recovery from the Great Depression and change American society. Ends Jan. 19, 2009. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.