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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 2016

Art Exhibit Submission Instructions

Most Recent Award: 2015

  • Best photograph, painting, or print: Kerry Mitchell for "Penrose Pursuit 2," a 16" high x 20" wide digital print onto an aluminum panel
  • Best textile, sculpture, or other medium: Susan Goldstine for "Map Coloring Jewelry Set". The set includes glass beads, gold-filled beads, thread, ear wires.
  • Honorable Mention: Aaron Pfitzenmaier for "15 Irregular Hexahedra," made of paper, 10.5" x 10.5" x 10.5".

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

See previous awards

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