This is a heads-up for creators of intricate action paper-folded

The Morris Museum in Morristown NJ (an hour's drive west from Manhattan) is
putting on a series of exhibitions of kinetic sculpture over the next 3
years: "A Cache of Kinetic Art"

It just sent out this call for entries for their upcoming Simply Steampunk

I asked the curator, Michele Marinelli, whether origami sculptures would be
considered. She sent back this friendly reply:

As you are aware, the theme for 2019 is "Simply Steampunk,"
and the submissions we are expecting (and receiving) heavily incorporate
various types of machinery, e.g.  Victorian machine fantasies like those of
Jules Verne, combining science, technology, engineering, art and math

I'm sure not kinetic origami works will sufficiently fit this year's theme,
but they can certainly contribute to "Tiny Intricacies" 2020 and "Timeless
Movements," 2021.   I hope to have the prospectus for 2020 (and possibly
2021) completed and sent out by the end of this November, allowing artists
more than enough time to conceive and fabricate works they want to submit.

If you or someone you know creates works incorporating origami that fit
within the Steampunk theme, which we've intentionally left quite broad,
please feel free to pass the information forward!

She also seemed receptive to my suggestion that educational programs on
origami action models might be a good complement to the exhibitions.

Whether or not origami makes it into the Morris Museum, I'm hoping that
just the idea of the exhibition inspires some great new paper-folded

Karen (putting on both my origami and curatorial hats)

cc: Michele Marinelli, The Morris Museum

Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
Independent Exhibit Curator
Princeton Research Forum, a community of independent scholars:

Karen Reeds, co-Ringleader
Princeton Public Library Origami Group
Affiliate of Origami USA,
We usually meet 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, First Floor, Quiet
Room. Free!
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Princeton Public Library info:  609.924.9529
Celebrating 12 years of paperfolding in Princeton!
(Next meeting: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:30-8pm)

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