The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Class Distinctions: Selections from the Laurence Miller Collection." The display of items examines class separations on ocean liners before World War II. On view through September. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.org.
"Arte y Ritual/Tribal Art from Africa" opens with masks from sub-Saharan Africa of different types, styles, sizes and materials. Carved-wood vertical masks are displayed along with helmet masks and crest masks. Ends Sept. 12. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Cremata Gallery, 1646 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 644-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.crematagallery.com.
Cuban-born Victoria Montoro's photography exhibit "La Habana" reveals how the buildings in Havana, much like her memories, have endured. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends Aug. 12. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Korach Gallery, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-3731 or www.arc.miami.edu/events.
"Tribute to Japanese Splendor: The Art of the Temari" explores the ancient Japanese tradition of creating artful embroidered balls. Artist Sharon Thieman's modern takes on temari are showcased. Ends Aug. 14. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents "Rise of an Empire: Scenes of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95." Features 20 woodblock print triptychs depicting the battles. Ends Aug. 14. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu.
Thirty images by American photographer Frank Paulin are showcased in "Frank Paulin American Documentarian." Includes black-and-white photographs depicting fleeting moments of the 1950s. Mr. Paulin is known for capturing the art and poetry of everyday moments against otherwise gritty backdrops. Ends Sept. 25. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $5-$10. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
During Coconut Grove Gallery Walk, RODEZ Art Gallery exhibits the work of over 100 artists of non-profit for the disabled MACtown. Works were created under the aesthetic direction of artist George Rodez. 7-10 p.m. Exhibit through Aug. 27. RODEZ Art Gallery, 3015 Grand Ave., suite 237, Coconut Grove, Fl. Details: (786) 467-7111 or email@example.com or www.rodezart.com.