2013 / Sacrament / Crocker Art Museum/ The Infinite Possibilities of Origami, June 30 – Sept 29

The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento presents “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” exhibition from June 30 through September 29, 2013.

This is the first major exhibition to explore the rich tradition of paper folding both in Japan and Europe.

Dynamic, innovative, and exquisite—the art of origami, or folding paper, exceeds the boundaries of craft.  Origami today inspires innovative concepts in math and design, and inventions in engineering, architecture, and technology. The origami crane has even become a symbol of the global peace movement.

Featuring approximately 140 works by more than 50 international artists, this groundbreaking examination of paper also includes origami-related woodblock prints, photograph murals, and videos.

After its presentation at the Crocker Art Museum, the exhibition will continue its tour to Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR; Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL; Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA; Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL; Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT; Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA; and Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID.

For an updated tour schedule, please visit http://artsandartists.org/exhibitions-foldingpaper.php.

“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.

The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and remains one of the leading art museums in California today. Established in 1885, the museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art.

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Western Health Advantage.

For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.