RETURN OF AVANT-GARDE
Acqualina Resort and Spa hosts 23-year-old Russian artist Olga Burtseva's "Return of the Lunar Avant-Garde." The exhibition marks the first appearance of the rising artist in Florida. Ends Jan. 6. Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Details: (305) 918-6772 or www.olgaburtseva.com.
STITCHES IN TIME
Diaspora Vibe Gallery hosts a mixed-media exhibition from Juan Antonio Gonzalez. The exhibit, "Stitches in Time," features site-specific installations composed primarily of fiber and ceramic. Ends Nov. 18. Diaspora Vibe Gallery, 3938 N Miami Ave., North Miami. Details: (305) 573-4046 or www.diasporavibe.net.
ART ON THE KEY
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center hosts "Nature in The Gallery" by Miami artist Dylan Terry. A recent graduate of New College, Mr. Terry describes his work as "a young man aspiring to reconcile the conflicting notions of the flood archetype." Ends Nov. 9. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $5. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts "Dark Continents," which examines the modern fascination with tropical locales during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. International artists have gathered to create several site-specific pieces, including large-scale murals and collages. Ends Nov. 9. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $5 admission. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
JEWS IN SPORTS
The Jewish Museum of Florida's "Florida Jews in Sports" exhibition features nearly 150 athletes in two dozen sports. Ends Nov. 23. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members and children under 6; $6 adults; $5 seniors; free on Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Thoughts on Democracy," comprised of posters 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's "A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43" 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 to the larger New Deal, which aimed to spur recovery from the Great Depression and change American society. Ends Jan. 19. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
A FUTURISTIC PAST
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida is hosting "Interama: Miami and the Pan-American Dream," based on the 1960s futuristic fair, Interama. While architects' predictions and visions for Miami never came to fruition, the museum has gathered their work into a multi-sensory exhibit that provides a look at post-World War II culture. Ends Jan. 25. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
LANGUAGE AS ART
miArte Gallery hosts "CONTEXTO," examining the use of text as art and looks at how language is used to augment the artist's message. Ends Nov. 22. miArte Gallery, 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-2783 or www.miartegallery.com.
THE EYE OF THE COLLECTOR
The Jewish Museum of Florida exhibits paintings, drawings, prints and photographs from Sigmund R. Balka's collection. The collection, built over the past 50 years, is an expression of Jewish life during the height of 19th century creativity in Europe. Ends Jan. 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $12 for families. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
CITY OF THE DEAD
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts photography by architect Raul L. Rodriguez. "Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón" includes large color prints of the avenues, mausoleums, vaults and chapels of the Cristóbal Colón Cemetery in Havana, a resting place for national and historical figures. Ends Jan. 25. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
FABLES ON CANVAS
ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries hosts Cuban born-artists Humberto Castro's exhibition, "Contemporary Fables." According to the artist, the exhibit transposes the fable, a literary term for a brief story about talking animals, plants or other objects offering a moral lesson, into paintings. 7-10 p.m. Ends Oct. 30. 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-4493 or www.virginiamiller.com.
ART AND WINE
ArtCenter/South Florida hosts an evening dedicated to the art work featured on the labels of Mouton Rothschild wines. 7-9 p.m. 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $15 for members, $20 others. Details : (305) 674-8278 Ext. 15 or www.artcentersf.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts surprise dinner parties at Miami's most stylish homes. The evening includes a cocktail party at MOCA's Goldman Warehouse and an after party at the Shore Club. All proceeds support the museum's exhibition of emerging artists. 6 p.m. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami. $150 members, $200 others. Reservations required. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.