The University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences hosts a contemporary photography exhibition, "This is Wynwood." The exhibit features photographs by amateur or unknown artists who use everyday life as subjects. Ends Nov. 22. 2200 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 284-2542 or www.vernacular-photography.org.
The Miami-Dade Public Library System hosts an exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs inspired by Edward P. Jones' novel "The Known World." The story follows the changing relationship between a father and daughter, living in 1960s Washington, DC, as a nearby railroad company buys up property and the neighborhood around them disappears. Ends Dec. 18. Main Library, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: www.mdpls.org.
ROOTS TO ROUTES
"From Roots to Routes," hosted by the Miami-Dade Public Library System, explores the historical importance and views the contributions to art by Latin American artists such as Jesus Rafael Soto and abstract artist Fernando de Szyszlo. This exhibition recognizes the works of a number of other Latin American artists and other post 1960s work by contemporary and modern artists from South America. Ends Dec. 29. West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Westchester. Details: www.mdpls.org.
CELIA CRUZ PHOTOS
Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte, known for fashion and commercial photography, presents photos of legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz during the last 15 years of her life. The series of black-and-white images captures Cruz both on and off stage and narrates the more intimate stories of the photographer and singer's friendship. Ends Dec. 21. North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St., Opa-locka. Details: www.mdpls.org.
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.
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. 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.
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.
WINGS FOR ALL
Yinka Shonibare's exhibition created for the Miami Art Museum re-imagines the aspiration of flying. "A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child" features an idealized family clothed in wax-printed attire, each straddling a human-powered flying machine modeled after 19th-century drawings. Ends Jan. 18. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 373-3063 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
A TOUR OF FRANCE
The Miami Design Preservation League hosts a collection of Art-Deco photos from France taken by Miami-native Alice Goldhagen. Ends Jan. 3. Art Deco Education Center at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
Art collector Stella M. Holmes hosts the inaugural "Brickell Gallery Night," a guided tour of art galleries and collections in one of Miami's most vibrant neighborhoods. 6 p.m. Begins at ArtVision Gallery, 1000 Brickell Ave., suite 715, Miami. Details: (305) 854-4959.
The Deering Estate hosts the final exhibit of its 2007-2008 Artist-In-Residence program with an exhibition of works created during the past year. 7 p.m. Ends Dec. 31. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Lowe Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Lydell King presents the lecture "Charles Biederman: From Cezanne to Cigars." She will discuss his art, life and effect on the artistic community. 7 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $10 nonmembers, $5 students. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
WHAT'S IT WORTH?
Miami Art Museum hosts an exhibition exploring the nature of value. The exhibit, titled "Objects of Value," features 20 contemporary artists whose work aims to separate an object's value from the substance from which it's made. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $8. Ends Feb. 22. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The American Society of Media Photographers South Florida hosts a collection of members' work titled "Find Us Here." Photographers from every genre come together to display both intricately staged photos and off-the-cuff snapshots. Ends Dec. 10. 775 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: www.asmpfindushere.blogspot.com.