Rare Math History Wall Panel for IBM Mathematica Exhibition 1961- Ray & Charles EamesThis interesting panel was acquired by us directly from Herman Miller and you will see from the labels on the reverse that it is stated to be Panel #1 from the original 1961 Exhibition.The panel compiled on aluminium sheet measures 61cm x 61cm and has four fixing holes drilled at each corner.Lots of pictures added - but if you need further information please ask.Mathematica: A World of Numbers… and Beyond is a kinetic and static exhibition of mathematical concepts designed by Charles and Ray Eames, originally debuted at the California Museum of Science and Industry in 1961. Duplicates have since been made, and they (as well as the original) have been moved to other institutions.
In March, 1961 a new science wing at the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles opened. The IBM Corporation had been asked by the Museum to make a contribution; IBM in turn asked the famous California designer team of Charles Eames and his wife Ray Eames to come up with a good proposal. The result was that the Eames Office was commissioned by IBM to design an interactive exhibition called Mathematica: A World of Numbers... and Beyond. This was the first of many exhibitions designed by the Eames Office.
The 3,000-square-foot (280 m2) exhibition stayed at the Museum until January 1998, making it the longest running of any corporate sponsored museum exhibition. Furthermore, it is the only one of the dozens of exhibitions designed by the Office of Charles and Ray Eames that is still extant. This original Mathematica exhibition was reassembled for display at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, July 30 through October 1, 2000. It is now owned by and on display at the New York Hall of Science, though it now lacks the overhead plaques with quotations from mathematicians that were part of the original installation
Rare Math History Wall for IBM Mathematica Exhibition 1961- Ray & Charles Eames
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