Above The Fold: New Expressions in Origami


Above the Fold is the first traveling exhibition to bring origami installations from around the world to North American audiences. Paper is transformed into breathtaking sculpture, large-scale installations, and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas.

Nine international artists push the boundaries of paper as a medium to create bold, provocative works: Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France), Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Dr. Robert J. Lang (USA), Yuko Nishimura (Japan), Richard Sweeney (UK) and Jiangmei Wu (China/USA). These artists redefine a traditional Japanese craft as a modern global genre, inventing unexpected forms of artistic expression. Their works can be found in the permanent collections of prominent museums such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Above the Fold is curated by Meher McArthur and tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Closed the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day

Event Type: Art Galleries & Exhibitions
Event Location:Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 31 N. 5th St., Allentown, PA directions »
Event Times:
  • Every Sun.. from Mar 5 – May 28, 2017 (12:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
  • Every Wed.. from Mar 8 – May 24, 2017 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Every Thu.. from Mar 9 – May 25, 2017 (11:00 am – 8:00 pm)
  • Every Fri.. from Mar 10 – May 26, 2017 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Every Sat.. from Mar 11 – May 27, 2017 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

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