The University of Miami School of Architecture presents the Mark Hampton Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Exhibition. Mr. Hampton, an architect from the Tampa area, is known for pioneering sustainable tropical homes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Ends Sept. 30. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Irvin Korach Gallery at the University of Miami School of Architecture, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.arc.miami.edu.
"Jaguar's Spots: Ancient Mesoamerican Art from the Lowe Art Museum" features 175 pieces from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec areas spanning more than 2,000 years, including a rare codex-style Mayan vase with text and mythological imagery. Ends Oct. 31. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: www6.miami.edu/lowe/index.htm.
Miami Art Museum highlights local artists' work in "New Work Miami." The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos and more by 35 Miami-based artists. Ends Oct. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Miami International University of Art & Design showcases "Not Just Made Men," an exhibit on loan from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University. The exhibit features documents and ad campaigns from the early 1960s. Before the opening, a panel of industry experts will discuss graphic design and the advertising industry in the 1960s and how it has evolved. Ends Sept. 30. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. RSVP requested for panel discussion. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mymiu.edu.
The University of Miami showcases faculty members' work, including drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and more. Ends Oct. 29. Wesley Foundation at the University of Miami, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2543 or email@example.com or www.miami.edu.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery hosts an opening reception for "Excavate" as part of the Coconut Grove Gallery Walk. The group exhibition showcases works by 10 Florida International University graduates. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 2. Exhibit ends Nov. 6. Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery at the Shoppes at Mayfair, 3390 Mary St., suite 128, Coconut Grove. Details: www.coconutgroveartsfest.com.
Miami-based film and video artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez's "Elusive Landscape," is a site-specific installation at Vizcaya gardens comprised of hand-crafted 16mm films depicting environmental imagery. 7 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Free. Details: (305) 860-8451 or www.vizcayamuseum.org.
THE GREAT GROVE
The Bookstore in the Grove throws a book-release party for local historian Arva Moore Parks and Bo Bennett's "Coconut Grove." Ms. Parks will be signing copies of the book, along with wine and cheese offerings and a musical performance by Bobby Ingram. 7:30 p.m. The Bookstore in the Grove, 3399 Virginia St., suite 620, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 443-2855 or www.thebookstoreinthegrove.com.
Fred Frohock discusses evidence supporting life after death, the subject of his latest book "Beyond: On Life After Death." Mr. Frohock has written eleven books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg of Coral Gables synagogue Temple Judea discusses his latest work, "Love Tales from the Talmud." The book serves as an introduction to classic Jewish wisdom on love and relationships. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author David Holmberg discusses his novel "The Hurricane Murders," the tale of a Florida reporter covering the murder of a mother and daughter while battling problems of his own—the declining newspaper industry and a struggling close friend. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Craig Pittman shares the findings of his book "Manatee Insanity," an in-depth history on the fight to gain legal protection for manatees. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.