Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, which appeared shortly after the invention of paper nearly two thousand years ago. It was first a privilege that only the rich and the ruling class could enjoy. As paper became cheaper to manufacture, it became an art enjoyed by more and more people until it became popular among all cross-sections of societies across the globe. No cutting, gluing, or taping is allowed in traditional origami.

Here are examples of origami, some designs being from long ago and others from more recent times. These models will be on display all summer long.