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Mathematical Art Exhibition Award

The Mathematical Art Exhibition Award recognizes "aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art." In 2008, an anonymous donor provided an endowment to acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form. 

Award Details
The exhibition takes place every January at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.  Three awards are made annually:  One for best photograph, painting, or print (US\$400); one for best textile, sculpture, or other medium (US\$400); and one honorable mention (US\$200).  Starting in 2014, artists who have won a Mathematical Art Exhibition Award at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in year N will not be eligible for the \$400 awards until the Joint Mathematics Meetings in year N+5. They may, however, display artwork in the intervening years. Honorable Mention awardees are eligible for award consideration in subsequent years.

Next Award
January 2018

Art Exhibit Submission Instructions

Most Recent Award: 2017

  • Best photograph, painting, or print: Doug Dunham and John Shier for "Fractal Monarchs," a 30 x 40 cm digital print.
  • Best textile, sculpture, or other medium: Jiangmei Wu for "Torus". The work is made of Hi-tec Kozo Paper and measures 45 x 45 x 20 cm.
  • Honorable Mention: Mary Klotz for " AAABBB, two juxtapositions: Dots & Blossoms, Windmills & Pinwheels ". This work made of hand dyed silk ribbon is 66 x 46 x 3 cm.

For further information about this award, email the AMS Public Awareness Office.

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