smART Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

smART Space

smART Space

An unforgettable art experience at Science Museum Oklahoma!

Art and science each provide a way for exploring and deepening our understanding of the world around us. Innovative and creative, artists and scientists have inspired each other for millennia. Explore that interaction through smART Space!

smART Space is located on the museum's second floor and overlooks the atrium. The gallery is committed to bringing Oklahomans a combination of art and science that isn't found anywhere else. Take an extra look — you never know what you might find.

Current and Upcoming Shows

Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami

"Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami" features the work of 30 origami artists from around the world, including many of the foremost origami artists of today, including physicist Robert J. Lang, wildlife biologist Bernie Peyton, professional artist Paul Jackson, and MIT computer science professor Erik Demaine and his father, computer scientist and MIT artist-in-residence Martin Demaine. Explore the art form's diverse styles, backgrounds and techniques as well as the unique applications for origami — from solving problems in the fields of robotics, medicine and space exploration to uses in fashion and architecture!

The exhibition is open through Jan. 13, 2019. Learn more about "Into the Fold: The Art and Science of Origami."

Looking for a folding pattern? Try these links!

Origami for Kids  Origami for Beginners

Decomposition: Discovering the Beauty and Magnificence of Fungi

“Decomposition: Discovering the Beauty and Magnificence of Fungi” showcases the amazing beauty, shapes, colors, and textures of fungi — the mysterious agents behind decay, rot, and mold. Science Museum Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma Natural Products Discovery Group invite you to journey into this fascinating realm and see how the world’s premier decomposition artists work to release life’s essential building blocks and create a host of unique chemicals, foods, and medicines. Explore the science and artistry of the fungal kingdom and discover how these remarkable organisms shape our planet.

 smART Space is an art gallery that focuses on the wonder that occurs when the fields of art and science collide.

 The mission of the gallery is to help make science more accessible to everyone through science-related visual arts exhibitions.

 The intrinsic relationship between art and science can expand upon what we know, and can act as a medium for exploring and forming new information and ideas.