September 4 – October 14, 2007
The Art Museum at MSU

The Paper Sculpture Show invites artists and audiences to reconsider the relationship between two– and three–dimensional objects, originality, mass production and the handmade. In this interactive exhibition, visitors become part of the art-making process as they are encouraged to "complete the artworks" by cutting out and assembling the sculptures created for the exhibition by 29 artists. Artists include: The Art Guys, Glenn Ligon, Cildo Meireles, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, and Chris Ware. The designs range from easy to complicated and can take 15 minutes to make or longer.


View photos from the Paper Sculpture Show.

September 4: The Paper Sculpture Show opens.

September 6: Gallery Walk and Paper Sculpture Activity. Docent-assisted assembly for The Paper Sculpture Show, 12 p.m.

September 28: Arts Blitz, 6:00 p.m.–12 midnight. The Kresge Art Center will buzz with activity until midnight on Friday, September 28, when the Department of Art & Art History and the Art Museum host The Arts Blitz, a variety of art-centered events, activities and programs in the building. This Arts Blitz kicks off MSU’s Year of Arts and Culture. Come engage with art in the Paper Sculpture Show, enjoy new student exhibits, and more. This programming is coordinated and supported by the Art Museum, Department of Art and Art History, and the College of Arts and Letters.

October 3: Art Museum Walk (a part of Walking Towards Sustainability Week), 12 p.m.

October 4: Gallery Walk and Paper Sculpture Activity: Docent-assisted assembly for The Paper Sculpture Show, 5:30 p.m.

October 7: The Paper Sculpture Show Nearly-Closing Reception (3:00–5:00 p.m.) and Friends of the Art Museum Annual Meeting, (2:00 p.m.)


The Paper Sculpture Show is organized by Cabinet magazine, iCI (Independent Curators International), and SculptureCenter. It is curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi, and accompanied by The Paper Sculpture Book, which contains the entire exhibition in unassembled, take-home form. The traveling exhibition is organized and circulated by Independent Curators International. The exhibition and its accompanying publication are made possible, in part, by support from the Peter Norton Family Foundation.