The University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum welcomes Travel Channel host Lee Sandstead lecturing on "I'm Having an Art Attack!" During the presentation, Mr. Sandstead will discuss his show as well as examine a handful of pieces from the Lowe's permanent collection. 7:30 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Spinello Gallery hosts Cuban-American artist Manny Prieres' exhibit "What We Do Is Secret." The collection, which features watercolor works on paper and sculptures, is inspired by artifacts from ancient civilization. Ends Sept. 26. Spinello Gallery, 155 NE 38th St., No. 101, Miami. Details: www.spinellogallery.com.
A SECOND GO
Miami Art Museum has reinstalled "Recent Acquisitions," featuring works from the permanent collection. The exhibition includes pieces by local artists Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Pablo Cano as well as such artists as Emilio Perez and Marucha. Ends Oct. 11. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts Marilyn Cohen's collage exhibit "Capturing Memories." She creates an entire universe from tiny scraps of historical information while highlighting her subjects' mood, character, emotion and stature. Ends Oct. 9. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
"Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami" explores the impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribs and black Hispanics on Miami through historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the 100-year history of black migration to Miami. Ends Jan. 24. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1657 or www.hmsf.org.
ART AND FAITH
"NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," organized by the Menil Collection and PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, brings together an intergenerational group of artists who address the use of rituals in the artistic process and the implications of spirituality in contemporary art. Ends Sept. 13. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmusem.org.
Venezuelan artist Nela Ochoa's multimedia exhibit "Genetic Portraits" combines video art, sculpture and performance to explore the genetic code of the human body. Ends Sept. 6. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.frostartmuseum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents group exhibition "Convention," which examines the effects and roles of conventions, festivals and other social and professional gatherings through the use of performances, workshops, site-specific installations and video projects. Ends Sept. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
THE LENS OF THE LOWE
The Lowe Museum of Art presents "Through the Lens," featuring 100 photos from the museum's collection of more than 1,000. The collection spans the development of the art form from its earliest years to the present day, with genres including early travel, landscapes, international modernism, the world of celebrity and more. Ends Oct. 4. 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
FROM THE PAST
The Bass Museum of Art will open an exhibit of Renaissance and Baroque artwork from its permanent collection. The museum's collection spans the past 500 years, and this exhibition will feature 16th-century tapestries as well as pieces that were once owned by King Henry VIII. Ends Sept. 13. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
AN EYE ON PEOPLE
The Americas Collection hosts the opening of "BODY of Works: Capturing the Human Figure." Ends Aug 31. The Americas Collection, 214 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-5578 or www.americascollection.com.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University offers "Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear." The collection of swimsuits, bathing caps, accessories, illustrations and promotional materials explores the role fashion and design played in shaping conceptions of glamour and health through an examination of innovations in swimwear design. Ends Oct. 11. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.org.
Cernuda Arte hosts the opening of Vicente Hernández's exhibit "From A Strange Town." The Cuban native, who will attend the collection's unveiling, is the first Cuban painter to be issued a visa since 2004. 7-10 p.m. Ends Oct. 10. Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com.
FIVE MINUTES OF FAME
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts multimedia presentations of work by local artists. 7 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.