Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami

May 16 - September 21, 2014

This groundbreaking exhibition explores the history and evolution of paper folding. Over 140 works by 45 master folders from around the world—from countries as diverse as Japan, the United States, Uruguay, and Russia—showcase the power of origami and its modern-day application in the fields of mathematics, engineering, design, and the global peace movement. In the artists' hands, paper becomes a medium for endless creativity. Designed to be an immersive exploration, the exhibition includes videos, photographs, books, as well as interactive opportunities inviting visitors to create their own interpretations.


Robert J. Lang, Emperor Scorpion HP, opus 593, 2011
One uncut square of Korean hanji paper. 3 x 4 x 7 in.

Photo: Robert J. Lang

Folding Paper is curated by Meher McArthur with tour organized by the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, and International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition was generously supported by the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.