Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation presents


A Santikos Art in the Garden Exhibition


About the Exhibition

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is excited to announce its newest exhibition, OrigamiintheGarden², on display September 19, 2020 – May 1, 2021. Making its Texas debut, this incredible outdoor sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artists, Jennifer and Kevin Box, captures the delicate nature of the origami paper art form in museum quality metals. Displayed within beautiful garden settings are examples of what can be folded from a single piece of paper such as soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats, and emerging butterflies. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Tim Armijo, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang.

The Botanical Garden will offer a variety of dedicated programs to engage visitors with the OrigamiintheGarden² while abiding by CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Examples include a curated audio tour, paper-making and origami folding classes, and Japanese cooking classes. Distance learning opportunities for school groups and adults will focus on the relationship between origami and engineering, the roles plants play in paper creating, the science of paper-making , and the life cycle of the butterfly through the lens of origami.

Included with general admission and free for members.

Photo Contest

Now thru May 1, 2021

Win an OrigamiintheGarden mini sculpture! OrigamiintheGarden invites photographers and photo-takers of all ages to capture their favorite moments, angles and perspectives of this amazing exhibition at the Botanical Garden.

Thank you to our major supporters


Additional support provided by

John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Lesley Negley

About the Artists

Jennifer and Kevin Box

Jennifer and Kevin Box created OrigamiintheGarden in 2013. The first exhibition opened at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in 2014, and the exhibition has been inspiring Botanical Gardens throughout the United States ever since.

Kevin Box graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From the beginning of Box’s career, he received recognition from other artists and collectors alike with his unique and refreshing style. In 2004 he was elected as the youngest member of the National Sculptors Guild and was recognized by Southwest Art Magazine as one of the top 21 artists under 31 in the Southwest. Over the years he has perfected his unique approach and applied it to complex design collaborations with world-renowned origami masters. 

Jennifer Box received her Bachelor and Masters Degree from New York University in Dance Education and Nonprofit Administration. During her years as a dancer in New York City she performed, choreographed, and created her own costuming. In 2006, Kevin and Jennifer began working together; their first collaboration was “Isadora’s Dress” inspired by Jennifer’s passion for dance.

Robert J. Lang

One of the pioneers of the cross-disciplinary marriage of origami with mathematics.

Te Jui Fu

Graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with degrees in marketing, graphic design, and fine art. Fu’s origami pieces are part of numerous museum collections around the country.

Michael G. La Fosse

Internationally regarded as one of the top origami masters in the world today – many of La Fosse’s pieces have been shown in the Louvre in Paris. 

Beth Johnson

Began designing her own origami models in 2010 providing folding instructions for some of her designs on her website, making origami more accessible to all.

Inspired by OrigamiintheGarden²?

Check out these books from the San Antonio Public Library and let the folding begin.