Exhibitions/ Picturing Math: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints

Picturing Math: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints

At The Met Fifth Avenue
January 31–May 8, 2017
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

The visualization of mathematics has taken many forms since the advent of printing. Animated by tensions between the abstract and the figural, the geometric and the gestural, these works from The Met collection show how artists from the 15th century to contemporary times have engaged in the creation and communication of mathematical knowledge through the use and production of images.


Exhibition Objects





Steve Smale (American, born 1930). Newton's Method from the portfolio Concinnitas, 2014. Aquatint, plate: 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm); sheet: 26 1/8 x 31 5/8 in. (66.4 x 80.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, John B. Turner Fund, 2015 (2015.518)