The Miami Art Museum presents lecture "The sensation of understanding the world: Visionary agents in contemporary art" by Constantino Manuel Torres. Following the theme of intervention featured in the exhibition currently on view, this lecture sees the role of visionary drugs as agents of change in contemporary art. Also, performance "A Proper Marriage" choreographed by Pioneer Winter explores the perceived co-dependence of music and dance. Sheet music will be strapped to the backs of dancers, whom the musicians will follow in order to read the composition and maintain the melody. 6:30 p.m. lecture. 7:45 p.m. performance. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for museum members. $8 others. Details: (305) 375-4073 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Frost Art Museum hosts an opening reception of five new exhibitions: Jose Manuel Ballester: Concealed Spaces; Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings; Deep Blue by Javier Velasco; The Healing Spirits of the Waters and Aesthetics & Values 2013. The evening includes a wine and cheese reception, music, and guided tours. 6-9 p.m. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 348-3892 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.thefrost.fiu.edu/event.htm.
The fifth annual Artopia showcases art, culture, fashion, food, music and film. Some of Miami's best artists, musicians, fashion designers, culinary masters and cocktail creators present their work. Guests enjoy complimentary food, wine, cocktail and beer sampling. Entertainment includes musical performances, fashion shows, live performance art and works from local artists. 7-10 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $25 in advance. $35 at the door. $45-$55 VIP. Details: (305) 603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.
The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography presents a lecture by Mary Ellen Mark, a contributing photographer to The New Yorker who has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as Life, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair.7 p.m. lecture at the Storer Auditorium, UM School of Business, 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables. 8 p.m. reception at the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for Lowe members and UM Students. $10 others. Details: email@example.com or www.miami.edu.