April 25 to October 25, 2014

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Santa Fe Botanical Garden is pleased to present Origami in the Garden, a large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artist Kevin Box. The exhibitions opens in Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill on April 25. Motivated by the impermanence of paper, Box pioneered a new method of capturing its delicate nature in the more permanent medium of metal, (utilizing lost wax casting and fabrication techniques.) Origami is the art of paper folding. A single blank page inspired each sculpture in the Origami in the Garden collection. All creations feature Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with internationally respected origami masters, such as Dr. Robert J. Lang.

“What inspires me about origami is its simple metaphor for life. We all begin with a blank page, what we choose to do with it is what matters and the possibilities are endless.”
– Kevin Box

Origami in the Garden Self-Guided Cell Phone Tour

Each of the Origami in the Garden sculptures are featured in a Self-Guided Cell Phone Audio Tour. Accessing the audio tour is easy. Simply call the tour access number (888-495-7736) on your cell phone (You do not have to own a smart phone.) and follow the instructions. Visit as many of the stops as you like, in any order. The stop numbers are listed on the map which is available in the admissions kiosk. At each stop, you’ll find a tour sign with instructions. You may disconnect your call between stops, but you can call back at any time. Enjoy.


View a map showing the location of each sculpture >

To download and print a pdf of the map, click here >


Kevin Box currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Jennifer.

In 2004 Box was elected as the youngest member of the National Sculptors Guild. He has since been honored with multiple museum exhibitions, awards and feature press. Fourteen galleries throughout the Americas currently represent box’s sculpture. Public art installations include: Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC; Greenspoint Development Authority, Houston, TX; El Dorado Hotel, Santa Fe, NM; Austin Symphony, Austin, TX; International Hotel, Morocco, Africa; City of Paramount, CA; University of Perth, Australia and the City of Oita, Japan.


Friday, April 25, 5-7pm

By Invitation Only – Opening Party

Tour the Garden with Kevin Box

Saturday, April 26, 9am-5pm

A Santa Fe Botanical Garden “Members Only” Day

Memberships for sale at the door

Guided tours with artist, Kevin Box, at 11am and 3pm

Sunday, April 27, 9am-5pm

Community Day and Earth Day Celebration

Free to NM residents with valid ID and students with valid ID

Fun for the whole family

Free Origami Making Workshop, Noon – 2pm


All the pieces in the exhibition can be purchased by contacting:

Selby Fleetwood Gallery

600 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 992-8877