ArtCenter/South Florida presents "A Quest for Emotion and Motion in Architecture," a retrospective of architect Morris Lapidus in historic photographs and designs. Mr. Lapidus is know as the "man behind Miami Beach's dramatic revival in the Golden years" from working on the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc and Dilido (now the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach) and changing a portion of Lincoln Road from a two-way street to today's pedestrian mall. Ends July 18. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
Corin Hewitt's solo exhibition "Drying Flowers with Microwaves" features is part installation part performance as the artist sets up a makeshift studio within the gallery where he creates the photos that become part of the display. Ends June 5. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278 or www.dorschgallery.com.
"FEELS LIKE HOME"
Multi-medium exhibit "Feels Like Home" features video, interactive sculpture and self portraits by artist Lee Materazzi. Includes images examining everyday practices she learned from her mother like baking a cake or making a sandwich. Ends June 5. Spinello Gallery, 155 NE 38th St., Miami. Details: (786) 271-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.spinellogallery.com.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts presents "The Inspired Dream" a collection of contemporary Australian aboriginal art. Ends June 6. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, 2043 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1804 or www.dlfinearts.com.
Viernes Culturales Art Gallery presents its "Evoking Frida Kahlo" exhibit. Ends May 28. Viernes Culturales Art Gallery, 742 SW 16th Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 643-5500 or email@example.com or www.viernesculturales.org.
View more than 70 pastel drawings by courtroom artist Shirley Henderson, who has depicted some of Miami's most infamous federal trials for more than 28 years. Images include the trials of Manuel Noriega, Elian Gonzalez, the Miami River Cops, the Liberty City Six and more. Ends June 13. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5-$10. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org
In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University showcases 100 objects in its "+5: Recent Acquisitions from the Wolfsonian Collection." Features: a large Teco bottle vase with a swirled base designed by Fritz Albert, a collection of color lithographs by American photographer William Henry Jackson and a tabletop sculpture by Gio Ponti and Tomasco Buzzi designed for the Italian Foreign Ministry. Ends Sept. 26. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
BLACK BEANS AND LOX
Peruse 30 large-format photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore in "Lox with Black Beans and Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida." Images are coupled with brief oral histories on the lives of Cuban Jews who fled to the area after the 1959 Cuban communist revolution. Learn about their daily lives, holiday rituals and how the "Jewban" subculture differs from or is similar to the larger society. Ends Sept. 26. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
On loan from the Museo Toscana in Italy, "Instruments of Torture through the Ages" showcases almost 100 instruments for torture or execution. Includes a spiked collar, guillotine, interrogation chair and more. Some pieces date to the 16th and 17th centuries. Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Ends Aug. 29. $7-$15. Details: (305) 237-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamitorture.com.
Pieces on loan from the Office of President William J. Clinton are among the metal sculptures by Haitian artists Serge Jolimeau and Michée Ramil Remy on display in North Miami through May. The artists' works follow the tradition of Haitian metalwork using hammers and chisels to transform metal oil drums into designs depicting natural Caribbean elements. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 1-9 p.m. Wednesday. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Ends May 30. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
THE FASHIONABLE LIFE
Alliance Française hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of Belgian photographer Olivier Donnet's works. Mr. Donnet does fashion photography for Elle magazine and has worked in the music scene creating album covers. 7 p.m. Exhibit on display until June 18. Galerie Carré Rouge at the Alliance Française, 618 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
View budding talent on display at the Miami International University of Art & Design's juried student exhibition. More than 200 submitted pieces were whittled down to the 45 showcased in the exhibition. Ends July 15. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Main Gallery, Miami. Free. Details: www.mymiu.edu.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami hosts an opening reception for the first comprehensive museum exhibit in the US of Paris-based collective artist Claire Fontaine's works. "Claire Fontaine: Economies" features sculptures, paintings, neon, videos and text that the museum's associate curator Ruba Katrib calls "a visual meditation on alternative value systems and on the contradictions connected to concepts of "ownership.'" 7-9 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free for museum members and North Miami residents. $10 for nonmembers. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 893-6211 or email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.