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 of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 work of several international artists that marks 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.
The Latin Builders Association hosts a Hispanic Heritage Gallery Night featuring the work of Roger Calle, George Rodez, Billy Monsalve Duffo and others. 5-7 p.m. 4110 Laguna St., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-5989 or www.lbaorg.com.
LOOKING AT LINCOLN
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts an exhibit looking at connections between President Abraham Lincoln, Florida and the Civil War that includes Lincoln-era artifacts on loan from South Florida collectors. Ends Oct. 29. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: www.hmsf.org.
ArtCenter/South Florida hosts the Lincoln Road Gallery walk highlighting South Beach's art galleries as well as the art center's more than 40 artists-in-residence. 7-10 p.m. ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: www.artcentersf.org.
INTO THE UNKNOWN
Charest-Weinberg Gallery hosts the exhibit "Into The Void: The Ballad of The Martyr as told by Ingres" by artists Rob Davis and Mike Langlois. The exhibit is inspired by a fable that follows a young Palestinian-American contemplating the plight of an elder forced to relinquish his land. Ends Nov. 21. Charest-Weinberg Gallery, 250 NW 23rd St., space 408, Miami. Details: (305) 292-0411 or www.charest-weinberg.com.
Florida International University's Frost Art Museum shows "The Missing Peace." The exhibition, the result of collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, focuses on art as a medium for promoting peace. It also includes more than 40 works created by such artists as Chuck Close that interpret the life of the 14th Dalai Lama. Opens 6 p.m. 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.thefrost.fiu.edu.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts another installment of its contemporary-art boot camp. Education Curator Adrienne Von Lates' lecture will examine propaganda and political dissent in art. 7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.