Peruse photographs by Daniel Lorenzetti and text by Linda Lorenzetti chronicling the lives of coffee growers in "The Birth of Coffee." 6-8 p.m. Centre Gallery at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Building One, Third Floor, Miami. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Ends April 9. Details: (305) 237-7700 or email@example.com or www.mdc.edu.
BIG AND SMALL
Curator, author and art critic Michael Rush gives a lecture on "Video Art Today: Miniscule to Monumental." Includes discussion on international video art from YouTube and cell-phone experimentation to multi-screen museum installations. 7 p.m. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $10 members. $15 others. RSVP recommended. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
NEAR AND FAR
Commenoz Gallery presents "From Here To There," an exhibition of paintings by Meredith Buining and Maria Burgaz. Ms. Buining, who is from Sydney, Australia, has been living on Key Biscayne for five years while Ms. Burgaz lives in Madrid, Spain. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Ends March 10. Commenoz Gallery, 328 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-7052.
NATURE ON CANVAS
Acclaimed oil-painter Linda Apriletti's works capturing scenes from Everglades National Park are displayed in exhibit "The Everglades." Includes pieces created at her studio and "plein air" works completed outdoors. Ends Feb. 28. Ernest Coe Visitor Center Gallery at Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead. Free. Details: (305) 242-7700 or www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/coedirections.htm.
Cuban-born artist Rafael Soriano's works span from his folkloric themes that dominated Cuban art in the mid '20s to geometric abstraction in the '50s and a defined, signature approach by the late '60s. This evolution is examined in "Rafael Soriano: Other Worlds Within, a Sixty Year Retrospective." Ends March 27. University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for members, children under 12 and University of Miami students, faculty and staff. $5 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Miami Art Museum showcases works of the late Robert Rauschenberg, examining the artist's techniques over his career. Includes "Untitled" from his Copper Series and several works from his estate. Ends April 10. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
As Nazi reign overtook 1930s Germany, the livelihoods of many Jewish citizens were stripped away. Dr. Max Stern suffered such a fate when his license to trade art at his gallery was taken away because he was Jewish, and he was forced to auction his artworks at extremely devalued rates. After his death in 1987, a project began to collect those works auctioned off. "Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Düsseldorf" examines his story and the restitution of art looted by the Nazis, some of which is on display. Ends April 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents "GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art," the works of a select group of Turin, Italy, artists. Introduces movements and trends in new Italian art. Curated by Paolo Facelli and Francesco Poliwill. Ends April 17. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Les Lalanne at Fairchild," the largest outdoor exhibition in the US of works by French sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Part of the garden's annual visual art program, the exhibition features more than 20 sculptures — including works never publicly displayed in the US — and a multi-piece work made of more than a dozen pieces. All will be displayed throughout the garden's 83 acres by Central Park's Frederick Law Olmsted group. Ends May 31. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $12-$25. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
New World School of the Arts photography major Zonia Zena's black-and-white works are showcased in "Women: Inspiring Journeys." The collection explores the harsh realities ten undocumented female immigrants in the US face, capturing their struggles, dreams and achievements. Ends March 18. New World Gallery, 25 NE Second St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3620 or http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
HAVANA TO MIAMI
Bakehouse Art Complex hosts a panel discussion on "30 Years Later, Political Contemporary Art from Havana to Miami." Panelists are Elizabeth Cerejido, curator; Howard Farber, collector; Adriana Herrera, art critic and Ruben Torres-Llorca, artist. 7 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Wynwood. Members free. Others $10. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.