The Museum of Art hosts changing contemporary art exhibits and offers programs for visitors of all ages. The Museum also runs an extensive art studio class program, which can be found on the Studio Programs page.
Some classes and programs require a fee. Please see the event listing or call (575) 528-3330. Scholarships are available pending proof of need. Please review the William Wachtel Memorial Scholarship Application.
Registrations must be completed in person. To register, visit the atrium desk at:
Museum of Nature and Science 411 N Main Street Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN: Transforming Paper to Sculpture
June 2–September 23, 2023
This exhibition presents the Japanese art of paper folding through metal sculptures. Each sculpture in the exhibition is inspired by a single, blank piece of paper that has been folded into a specific form. Motivated by capturing the impermanence of paper, the artist Kevin Box found a way of preserving origami’s intricacy by using lost-wax casting methods and museum quality metals.
ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN: Transforming Paper to Sculpture consists of several large-scale sculptures and a specialized “Inside Out” display that shows folded paper origami models that are placed alongside cast metal wall hangings that illustrate what the corresponding origami model looks like unfolded.
The exhibition features Kevin Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with his wife Jennifer and world-renowned origami artists Te Jui Fe, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse, and Robert L. Lang.