Math Origami Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of Mathematics

The National Museum of Mathematics (11 East 26th Street across from Madison Park in Manhattan) current exhibition, “Math Unfolded: An Exhibit of Mathematical Origami Art”, takes an artistic, fun, and awe-inspiring look at the art of Japanese paper folding. Featuring artwork from more than 20 of the world’s most highly regarded origami artists, “Math Unfolded: An Exhibit of Mathematical Origami Art” 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.

Charlene Morrow, Chair of the Board, OrigamiUSA, who, together with Wendy Zechner, CEO of OrigamiUSA curated the exhibit, offered these thoughts: “Origami offers a very rich environment for exploring the interplay between mathematics and art. 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.”

Yes, you will be amazed at the artistry, the colors, and the precision required to make these perfectly cut and folded works of art. This is also New York’s first-ever Math Origami Exhibition, allowing visitors the opportunity to see up-close the various geometric shapes, designs, and mathematical patterns used to design origami. The exhibition continues until January 3, 2020.

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit