Inviting folks to an “Open House” unlike any other, artists Thony Aiuppy, Sterling Cox, Lily Kuonen and Edison William with curator Staci Bu Shea, examine the idea and definitions of “home.” Works include paintings, drawings, photography, installation and performance May 10-June 2 — when the tenants’ lease is up. “Open House” reception 5-8 p.m. May 10, featuring the mixed drink Security Deposit. “A Sunday Kind of Conversation” with Kuonen, 6 p.m. May 15. “Waffles” by Thony Aiuppy, 10 a.m. May 26 in a shared garage apartment (window pictured), 1854 Euclid St., Avondale, theapartmentexhibition.com.
The Cummer Museum becomes a showroom. The beauty, style and ingenuity of American automobiles are on display in two and three dimensions in “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile.” In addition to drawings illustrating automotive design in post-WWII decades, the museum showcases six classic automobiles selected by Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance founder Bill Warner, including the Chrysler Turbine (pictured) and the Firebird III. “Future Retro” is on display May 14-Sept. 8 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Regular admission: $10; free 4-9 p.m. every Tuesday; free every first Saturday, 356-6857, cummer.org.
Lari Gibbons’ work reflects on humans’ reverence, alteration and destruction of the natural world in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. The University of North Texas associate professor’s art is held in many collections, including the Beijing Natural Culture Center and the New York Public Library. “Traces No. 7” (letterpress monoprint, pictured) is among the works on display. Reception and lecture, 6-8 p.m. May 23; exhibit continues through Aug. 8, MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, regular admission on most days, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.org.
It’s about time — 20 years after “Jurassic Park,” the Jacksonville Zoo welcomes its new animatronic creatures. Don’t let the carnivorous favorites — Tyrannosaurus, Megalosaurus and Dilophosaurus — get all your love. With No Meat March in mind, the Zoo's got plant-eaters, too, including Stegoceras and Omeisaurus. Through June 30 at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville. $3.50 with zoo admission, 757-4463, jacksonvillezoo.org.