The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation presents "Shifting Constructs," work from the foundation's 2009 grants and commissions program. The exhibit includes the work of six emerging artists as well as two mid-career artists, and examines themes such as maps, identity, memory and archives through forms of videos, installations, photography and drawings. Ends Nov. 8. CIFO Art Space, 1018 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 455-3380 or www.cifo.org.
RECREATING THE HUMAN FORM
A Bakehouse Art Complex course provides students with technical knowledge needed to draw the human figure. Participants will practice drawing with a live model through line contour, fast gesture studies and sustained poses. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ends Nov. 12. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. $380 members, $400 others. Details: (305) 576-2828.
ArtCenter/South Florida hosts Pip and Duane Brant's "The Flying Carpet." The collection includes a large carpet made from Oriental rug pieces, embroidery, silkscreen, brass ornaments, wood and car parts as well as "interactive acoustical sound machines" made from found objects. Ends Oct. 11. ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road, suite 205, Miami Beach. Details: www.artcentersf.org.
PanAmericanArtProjects hosts Carlos González's collection of sculptures titled "Flights of Fancy." The pieces mimic wings and plants, bringing to light the overlapping of nature, science and flying devices. Ends Oct. 3. PanAmericanArtProjects, 2450 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 573-2400 or www.panamericanart.com.
A CUBAN MASTER
Miami Dade College's Art Gallery System hosts an exhibition featuring work of famed Cuban artist Cundo Bermúdez. Born in Havana in 1914, he led the tide of modern Cuban art in the 1940s and 1950s inspired by the people, landscape, music and political climate around him. Ends Nov. 7. The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 237-7186 or email@example.com.
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts Judy Chicago's "Jewish Identity." This retrospective exhibit examines the impact of the artist's Eastern European and Jewish upbringing on her perception of life. Ends Feb. 7. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
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 its permanent collection. The exhibition includes work 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.
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, 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.
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.
PAINTER IN PERSON
Cernuda Arte hosts the opening of Vicente Hernández's exhibit "From A Strange Town." He's the first painter from Cuba to be issued a visa since 2004. Ends Oct. 10. Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts "Pivot Points III," featuring selections from its permanent collection. The exhibition includes the work of several international artists that mark important moments in the development of their own careers and turning points in contemporary art. Ends Nov. 8. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
ART FOR ALL
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts another installment of its "Arts for All" series offering adults the opportunity to learn about contemporary art through hands-on activities. This class will focus on figure drawing with a live model. 7-9 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members, $12 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.