This May, exhibitions in Miami pay tribute to the human form and look to the past for inspiration. Medical illustrator J. McGuinness Myers merges the science of seeing with the extraordinary aesthetics of the eye in a series of 1960’s macro-paintings on view at The Lowe Art Museum, while Bass Xexamines the movement of the body in a solo project by Miami resident Emmett Moore.

Looking to literary history, “The Patch of Blue” is curated by Melissa Diaz at MDC Museum of Art and Design and showcases prints and paintings by Jean-Georges Cornelius, which evoke Oscar Wilde’s “prison” writings. Expanding the conversation with history to abstraction, Osamu Kobayashi and Paul Pagk showcase materially rich and colorful paintings at Mindy Solomon gallery, while curator Adriana Herrera explores themes of geometry in the sculptures and paintings of German Botero on view Durban Segnini gallery.