The 17th annual "Spring Into Art Silent Art Auction" features 18 original works donated by featured artists on this year's theme, "Altered Landscapes." Following the auction, a raffle includes items such as a wine tasting and Judith Ripka Jewelry. The evening also includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, cocktails by Bacardi and entertainment by the Frost School of Music Jazz Trio. 7 p.m. Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center, University of Miami, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. $125. Details: (305) 284-6756 or email@example.com or www.miami.edu.
ITALY IN MOTION
The Coral Gables Museum presents exhibit "Italy in Motion," focusing on design and mobility representing Italy. Material culture, cars, motorcycles, scooters — namely the Vespa scooter — and bicycles as well as historical and contemporary photographs illustrate the country's design legacies. Exhibit through June 23. Reception features Italian wine and food and a performance by the Florida Grand Opera on the Museum Plaza. 6:30 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $20 members. $30 others. Details: (305) 603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org.
The Miami Art Museum hosts a free family festival featuring art activities with guest artist Moira Holohan. 1-4 p.m. Tours at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-4073 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
CULTURE IN STONE
"Chapungu: Custom and Legend, a Culture in Stone" offers aspiring artists a chance to create their own masterpiece at one of several five-day workshops. Sculptor Agnes Nyanhongo leads several workshops held Tuesday through Saturday in the pavilion located in the heart of the exhibit Chapungu exhibit. No prior experience is required. March 12-16. Times vary. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $500 Fairchild members. $625 others. Fee includes a sculpting stone from Zimbabwe, as well as a set of tools to keep. Details: (305)-667-1651 ext. 3322 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
The Miami Art Museum hosts an opening reception for "Frames of Reference: Latin American Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection," and a conversation with Jorge M. Pérez and museum chief curator Tobias Ostrander discussing the development of the collection. 6-9 p.m. 7 p.m. conversation. Followed by a cocktail reception. Space is limited. First come, first seated. Free for museum members. $10 others. Details: (305)375-1704 or email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Bass Museum of Art hosts its annual fundraiser "A Night at the Museum," featuring a silent auction and a private preview of exhibit "Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler," showcasing more than 200 works by 135 artists. The little-known works of wearable sculpture provide viewers with new insights into the creative minds of artists such as Max Ernst, Yoko Ono, Man Ray and Anish Kapoor. 8-11 p.m. Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $250. Details: (786) 357-6752 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bassmuseum.org.