Origami After Hours After Dark

Last night, we went back to Origami After Hours at the Missouri Botanical Garden, but this time, we arrived later, so we could see the art as it really got dark out. These are my favorite pieces to see as the sun goes down, because they’re lit really well and in beautiful places:

I wish the garden was open for just 30 minutes to an hour longer during Origami After Hours, so you could see the sculptures as it gets even darker (a challenge in summer when the sunset is so late to be sure!), because I think they’d be even more stunning!

Origami After Hours

On Thursday and Friday evenings this summer, the Missouri Botanical Garden is hosting an Origami in the Garden “Origami After Hours” event, which includes the large-scale art installation plus live music on their patio as well as a bar.

Let’s start with my two favorite pictures from the event…I loved seeing the art in a different light!

In addition to seeing the pieces in a different light, I also got to photograph many of them from different angles. We got to look at every piece other than the two in the Climatron (I don’t think seeing them after the sun starts going down would be too terribly different since they’re indoors).

I love any excuse to visit the Garden in the evening, and when there’s a special art installation, it’s even more fun! Hopefully we’ll have a chance to go back, and stay as it gets darker, because there are colored lights focused on the pieces, and I’d love to see them lit up in the night!

More Origami in the Garden

When we visited the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden last weekend, we saw the two pieces from the “Origami in the Garden” exhibition we missed during our previous visit:

We may have seen all of the sculptures now, but there’s still one I haven’t photographed successfully…hopefully I’ll getting a better picture of it this summer, maybe even during one of the “Origami After Hours” evening events!

Origami in the Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden just opened a really cool exhibition…one that I’ve been anxiously awaiting since they had to postpone it due to COVID-19 last year…Origami in the Garden!

There are 18 large-scale sculptures around the garden, and we saw most of them this weekend:

They also have a really cool display in the Visitors’ Center which shows a few pieces on a much smaller scale, and also what a piece of paper that was folded into those shapes would look like upon being unfolded:

I’m looking forward to visiting this exhibition again (it goes perfectly with this year’s Japanese-themed summer school!), and catching the few pieces we missed the first time through!