Open now through January 5, 2020
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY
Math Unfolded: An Exhibit of Mathematical Origami Art is now being exhibited at The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), the only math museum in North America.
This exhibition features 66 pieces of art made by 24 of the world’s most highly regarded origami artists currently working at the intersection of art and mathematics, including: Robert Lang, Erik Demaine, Charlene Morrow, Adrienne Sack, Matt Shlian, WinWin, Ben Fritzson, Ben Parker, Chris Palmer, Jeannine Mosely, Kate Lukesheva, Alessandra Lamio, Madonna Yoder, Duks Koschitz, Satoshi Kamiya, Beth Johnson, Tom Hull, David Huffman, Faye Goldman, Rebeca Geiseking, Marty Demaine, Joel Cooper, Serena Cicaló, and Alessandro Beber.
Partnering with Origami USA, the exhibit was created by MoMath to explain the various geometric shapes, designs, and mathematical patterns used to design origami, and where we can find these same mathematical designs in the world around us.
MoMath’s spokesperson explains, “The exhibit includes commentary explaining the mathematical ideas and concepts that were used by each artist to transform a piece of paper into a compelling work of art that embodies the beauty of mathematics. The exhibition also explores origami that has been created using the same mathematical algorithms used to design technology such as airbags, solar arrays, medical stents, and temporary shelters in disaster relief.”
“Origami offers a very rich environment for exploring the interplay between mathematics and art,” explains Charlene Morrow, Chair of the Board for Origami USA. Morrow continues, “Origami offers an alternative way to gaze into mathematics’ beautiful soul. I want visitors to be amazed about what an artist can do with a piece of paper, and then realize they are looking at the expression of beautiful mathematical ideas.”
“Math Unfolded: An Exhibit of Mathematical Origami Art” is curated by Charlene Morrow, Chair of the Board, Origami USA, and Wendy Zeichner, the CEO of Origami USA.