Arts at St. Johns presents "Artist Colony Group: Nature" art show. 5:30 p.m. opening reception. Exhibit through Jan. 16. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (786) 309-1275 or www.mbgarden.org.
The Steven and Dorothea Green Lecture series presents Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, delivering a speech on Native American art and identity. 4 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Lecture at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Florida International University, 10910 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Free. Details: http://thefrost.fiu.edu.