WOMAN AROUND TOWN, APRIL 10, 2014

“I never liked math; I’ve never been good at math, but I love New York’s year-old National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). I’ve been there twice…”

CRAIN'S, MARCH 26, 2014

“The year-old Museum of Mathematics is drawing more visitors than expected—and they’re not just kids.”

NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 19, 2014

“Like theater producers who tinker with a new play on the road before raising the curtain on Broadway, the four founders of the National Museum of Mathematics staged a traveling exhibition before opening in New York in 2012. The nationwide tour enabled the founders to refine exhibits and brainstorm with experienced executives at science centers.”

NICKMOM, MARCH 17, 2014

“Andrea was intimidated by math and fears Odin will follow in her footsteps, so she visits MoMath to learn more about the fun side of math.”

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, MARCH 14, 2014

“Maybe you met pi in grade school. Maybe you didn’t appreciate it. The magical, practical number that goes on forever and forever is celebrated on the day that matches its first digits: 3/14.”

BLOOMBERG TV, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

“LinkedIn Executive Director Dan Roth and the Museum of Mathematics Executive Director and Founder Glen Whitney discuss the importance of math and training the workforce of the future. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Street Smart.’”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, DECEMBER 11, 2013

“ ‘That’s what we’re all about,’ [MoMath Co-Executive Director Glen] Whitney says, ‘Showing that math is fun, and that you can play with it.’ “

POPULAR MECHANICS, DECEMBER 6, 2013

“Last night some 2000 New Yorkers descended on the iconic Flatiron building to help the Museum of Math celebrate the wedge-shaped structure’s conformation to the Pythagorean theorem. About 450 geometry enthusiasts held fluorescent glow sticks along the perimeter of the skyscraper while an energetic crowd—often sporting triangle-themed paraphernalia—raised a few cheers for geometry.”

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER, DECEMBER 6, 2013

“It was also a chance for math fans—yes, they’re out there—to show off their stripes. Approximately 2,000 people attended, sporting right-triangle-themed T-shirts, hats, face paint, and even tattoos. ‘There’s a social barrier out there that tells people it’s not okay to like math,’ says co-executive director Glen Whitney. ‘We want to get over that barrier.’ “

BUSINESS INSIDER, DECEMBER 6, 2013

“Events like this are a delightful way for all kinds of people to participate in the elegance and beauty of mathematics. The Pythagorean Theorem is a core concept in our understanding of geometry, and in many ways, it defines the shape of our world. It was exciting to see this fundamental mathematical principle brought to life in a fun and interactive way.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES, DECEMBER 5, 2013

“ ‘That is the part that has me the more excited than anything — that there are over 2,000 people who think math is cool,’ said [MoMath Co-Executive Director Cindy] Lawrence.”

TIME, DECEMBER 5, 2013

“MoMath, which will celebrate its first birthday on Dec. 15, has invited math fans to gather in Manhattan’s Flatiron district to demonstrate that the proportions of the iconic Flatiron Building roughly form a right triangle.”

KUVO COMMUNITY CULTURE MUSIC, OCTOBER 15, 2013

“The nation suffers a shortage of college graduates who are mathematically and technically competent,” reminds Cindy Lawrence, co-founder and co-executive director of MoMath. “If we can get kids excited about mathematics, we can increase that pipeline to fill these positions in companies around the country.”

CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS, OCTOBER 10, 2013

The event honored Jim Simons and raised over one million dollars.

CBS NEWS, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

“When educators talk about avoiding the summer slide, they usually mention reading. Keeping math skills fresh can be a little bit more challenging… unless you can visit the National Museum of Mathematics.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, AUGUST 29, 2013

” ‘But this is who we are,’ Ms. Lawrence said. “We’re not apologizing. We’re saying math is cool and we’re going to show you it’s cool.’ “

MAA FOCUS, AUGUST 1, 2013

“A visitor who regards mathematics as a dull domain of chalkboards and calculators will see the colors and shapes and dynamism of MoMath and have his eyes opened to the unexpected expanse of the mathematical umbrella, the museum creators hope. He may even be inspired to, say, plug ‘Gaussian curvature’ into a search engine and delve on his own into differential geometry.”

MAA FOCUS, AUGUST 1, 2013

“With each presented problem, the room fell silent except for the soft chatter of verbal calculation and scratching of pencils.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, JULY 29, 2013

“Recreational mathematics may sound like a contradiction in terms, but this three-day conference promises some serious number play.”

EDUCATION WEEK, JUNE 4, 2013

” ‘Changing perceptions is our goal,’ said Cindy Lawrence, the co-executive director of MoMath, as it’s quickly become known. ‘From the minute people walk in the door, we try to highlight the creative side of math: that it’s colorful, it’s beautiful, it’s exploratory, fun and engaging. None of these are words people typically associate with math.’ “

SPEAK UP, MAY 16, 2013

” ‘Math is a topic for everybody,’ says Glen Whitney, founder and co-executive director of ‘MoMath.’ “

NBC 4 NEW YORK, MAY 8, 2013

“The Museum of Mathematics bills itself as ‘the coolest thing that ever happened to math.’ And it seemed that Joseph agreed.”

NEW YORK MAGAZINE, MARCH 27, 2013

“If the mention of algebra or geometry puts your kids in power-save mode, they’re not associating math with laser beams, memory games, and riding a square-wheeled tricycle.”

THE TAKEAWAY, MARCH 7, 2013

“And that’s the deal: change the messaging around math, and maybe you get better students and, after that, better, more science- and math-fluent adults.”

CBS NEWS, MARCH 3, 2013

“The message is simple: math is everywhere; a part of our daily lives, from the time you get out of bed [...], to putting on your glasses [...], to knotting your bow tie [...]. And that’s the point – math may not be as easy as pi, but it isn’t so square, either.”

BLOOMBERG, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

“It’s great to have places like this, where they can touch and feel [math].”

NEWSMAKERS, JANUARY 28, 2013

“ ‘Math touches on so many things in the world around us: there’s a connection between mathematics and music, connection with engineering, between mathematics and business, between mathematics and art,’ said Whitney. ‘And we want to show all those parts of mathematics here.’ ”

FLATIRON 23RD STREET PARTNERSHIP, JANUARY 23, 2013

“Q. Branch of mathematics that best defines the Flatiron district:

Trigonometry because that’s how we can measure the famous angle of the Flatiron Building.”

BUSINESS INSIDER, DECEMBER 24, 2012

“It’s really rare that you see a museum that gets it right for every age, but I learned a ton of new things at MoMath.”

TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS, DECEMBER 19, 2012

“I think it’s cool. In school, I’m like, ugh math, but now I’m here and I think math is awesome. It’s all fun and awesome but you learn something.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 17, 2012

“ ‘We want to send a message that it’s cool to love math,’ says Mr. Whitney, and the museum succeeds brilliantly.”

THE NORTH JERSEY RECORD, DECEMBER 16, 2012

“Every game, shape, design and sculpture has a mathematic[al] foundation and a math lesson to teach. But those lessons are taught in a way that most would never expect.”

TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS, DECEMBER 14, 2012

“If you can make an association between math and something fun and exciting, you’re setting kids up for a whole new shift in thinking about what math is.”

USA TODAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012

“MoMath will not be filled with dusty artifacts — no scratchings from Euclid or ancient adding machines. Instead, it’s intended to [serve] as ‘a kind of playground’ and a ‘work of theater’ that plays with geometry, art and algorithms.”

WABC, DECEMBER 13, 2012

“ ‘We have very few numbers in the museum,’ Whitney said. So instead of numbers expect a hands on experience.”

SCIENCE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012

“There are beautiful mysteries in mathematics that are waiting to be explored.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 13, 2012

“It is exhilarating to see math so exuberantly celebrated.”

DNAINFO, DECEMBER 13, 2012

“Math is all around us. It’s everywhere we look.”

CRAIN'S NEW YORK, DECEMBER 13, 2012

“People with all levels of understanding will be able to find the exhibits surprising and interesting.”

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, DECEMBER 12, 2012

“It’s a museum designed to surprise.”

NEWSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012

“Whitney is scheduled to throw open the doors to his long-awaited Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, welcoming children [sure] to be… astonished by more than 30 interactive exhibits over two floors at 11 E. 26th St. in midtown.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 10, 2012

“There is no doubt that Lewis Caroll, an Oxford mathematician, would have exulted in the opening of a museum that combines a love of mathematics with the kind of whimsy and magic he created in *Alice in Wonderland*.”

NEW SCIENTIST, DECEMBER 10, 2012

“Our goal is to get kids excited, and show them the math they’re doing in school is just one tree in a whole huge forest.”

NEW YORK MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 9, 2012

“We want to show you that math isn’t just straight lines and right angles.”

TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

“What we saw augurs one of the most important — and impressive — museums for kids in the city ever.”

MATH HORIZONS, NOVEMBER, 2012

“Starting on 12/12/12, when passersby peer in the plate glass window of the new museum’s entryway, the undulating wall will beckon them in, mutely gesturing ‘Here is a place where math’s wonders are made palpable: Come and play!’”

NPR, OCTOBER 2, 2012

“We need to make sure there is a breadth of opportunities so people can see the kind of mathematics that speaks to them and is exciting to them.”

NATURE, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012

“Mathematician Glen Whitney … wants to spread the word that mathematics is a beautiful discipline and all around us, from the geometry of soap bubbles to the algorithms that control traffic lights.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, AUGUST 9, 2012

“From the streets of New York City during the World Science Festival Street Fair to the Discovery Center Museum in southern California, the Math Midway has gathered crowds to explore math with tiles in the shape of monkeys, a maze that has a complete route requiring only left turns, and a tricycle with square wheels that gives a smooth ride.”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, JULY 19, 2012

“Each Math Encounter features a public program led by a mathematician. Peter Winkler, a Dartmouth mathematician and author of two math puzzle books, gave a talk, “Intuition Gone Awry: Puzzles to S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Mind,” at Baruch College. I thought I’d dive into one of the puzzles he presented…”

CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS, JULY 15, 2012

“If we can show people just three things—that math is fun, that it’s beautiful and that with it you can get a really good job—then we’ll be a complete success.”

UCLA, JUNE 29, 2012

“Glen Whitney received a PhD in mathematical logic from UCLA in 1994.. As executive director of the Museum of Mathematics, Whitney is working to change public perceptions of mathematics, and to improve the way we educate our youth in this country.”

NEWSDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

“Saturday, Dec. 15 will be the public opening of Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics, the dream of three Long Island parents who wanted to get kids more interested in math by showing how it relates to sports, art and nature.”

SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, JUNE 2012

“New York’s newest museum is anything but formulaic.”

BLOOMBERG PURSUITS, SPRING 2012

“Glen Whitney, a Ph.D. and hedge-fund veteran, has raised $23 million for a museum that aims to get U.S. kids excited about math.”

REUTERS, APRIL 11, 2012

“Perhaps the most ambitious effort to give math some sparkle comes from Whitney, the hedge-fund mathematician. He has raised $22 million to build a Museum of Mathematics, due to open this fall in New York City.”

NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, MARCH 28, 2012

“The Museum of Mathematics is counting the days until its opening at 11 E. 26th St., between Fifth and Madison Avenues.”

NEWSDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

“Longwood Junior High School has taken the crown as the county’s math champs at the middle school level.”

EXAMINER.COM, MARCH 20, 2012

“America’s first Museum of Mathematics, set to open in New York City this fall, began their fundraising with a MoMath Masters Tournament, an adult math competition with over 200 participants.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 5, 2012

“…the final rounds of the First Math Masters, which enlivened the highly successful fund-raising gala for the Museum of Mathematics, provided the same thrills, tension, quick thinking under pressure, and the collective sharp intakes of onlookers’ breaths, as a true sports event does.”

FOX NEWS, FEBRUARY 29, 2012

“Glen Whitney shows how to make math fun for kids.”

STRONGLY CONNECTED COMPONENTS/SCIENCE360 RADIO, FEBRUARY 7, 2012

“Samuel Hansen spoke with the people behind the Museum of Mathematics right before the February 2012 Math Encounter talk by Jeff Weeks about the Shape of Space.”

TEACHING CHILDREN MATHEMATICS, FEBRUARY 2012

“Come one, come all to the biggest carnival in town—the Math Midway mathematics carnival.”

BIZBASH, DECEMBER 29, 2011

“The Museum of Mathematics.. will occupy two levels of a building at the north end of Madison Square Park and offer permanent exhibit space as well as classroom space that the organization plans to rent out for private events.”

THE JERSEY JOURNAL, DECEMBER 23, 2011

“Explore surprising aspects of math in a carnival-themed exhibition from the Museum of Mathematics.”

EXAMINER.COM, DECEMBER 19, 2011

“MoMath will be the only museum in the United States dedicated entirely to math.”

TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS, DECEMBER 16, 2011

“When MoMath opens on the edge of Madison Square Park in late 2012, kids will be able to check out interactive exhibits that bring math to life.”

BARRON'S, DECEMBER 3, 2011

“Math excites Glen Whitney. He believes it should excite you, too. This is why Whitney, a former algorithms specialist at the famously math-loving hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, has raised more than $22 million to open a New York City museum to glorify [math].”

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, DECEMBER 2, 2011

“Developers are trying to play their cards right, hoping to make NoMad a new cultural hotspot. And they have a good start—fan favorite the Museum of Mathematics just leased a space in the neighborhood.”

CURBED, DECEMBER 2, 2011

“Today’s Wall Street Journal moseys over to NoMad, the neighborhood that’s been begging for the spotlight since the Ace Hotel opened its reclaimed wooden doors three years ago… things are moving in! Things like bars and restaurants and even a math museum!”

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, DECEMBER 2, 2011

“…the proximity to the Flatiron Building offered a quirky bit of symbolism for the new Museum of Mathematics: ‘It’s the most photographed angle in New York,’ Mr. Whitney, the museum’s director, pointed out.”

THE REAL DEAL, DECEMBER 2, 2011

“The Museum of Mathematics, which is joining the Museum of Sex in the neighborhood, chose a showroom at 11 East 26th Street as a location…”

HONORS TODAY: UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, FALL 2011

“[Glen Whitney] approached me to tell me that he’d be opening a museum of mathematics. I was immediately entranced by the idea, and quickly offered to help”

NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER 13, 2011

“Advance membership to the Museum of Mathematics (from $40; momath.org). Scheduled to open next fall in a 19,000-square-foot venue bordering Madison Square Park, the not-for-profit MoMath will be something of a playground for aspiring Leonhard Eulers. Founder Glen Whitney’s M.O.: Make math cool.”

EDUCATION TALK RADIO, NOVEMBER 7, 2011

“This will be the first Museum of Mathematics in North America.”

HARVARD MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER, 2011

“Visitors can see—and physically experience—how math makes the seemingly impossible not only possible, but fun.”

NEWSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011

“Three Long Island parents who dreamed of opening a Museum of Mathematics for children in Manhattan moved their vision a step closer to reality this week when they unveiled their space on East 26th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues to journalists and potential exhibit sponsors.”

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 1, 2011

“I started this museum because I wanted people to have a chance to see the beauty, excitement and wonder of mathematics.”

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, NOVEMBER 1, 2011

“Glen Whitney, executive director and founder of the nonprofit Museum of Mathematics, talks to Bloomberg’s Patrick Cole about his goals for the project.”

NEWARK STAR-LEDGER, OCTOBER 25 2011

“[The] Math Midway kicks off “The Year of Math,” an effort to engage students, teachers and families in the world of mathematics.”

NCTM SUMMING UP, SEPTEMBER 2011

“At the summer NCTM Board of Directors meeting, a task force was created to work with leaders of the new Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) to develop a plan for initiating and implementing a mathematics public image campaign.”

EDUCATION UPDATE, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011

“[Glen Whitney] hopes that MoMath will be significant in establishing a mathematical culture.”

NY1 NEWS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

“It’s no secret U.S. students lag far behind in math compared to dozens of other countries in the developed world, but mathematicians behind a new museum are working to get students back in the race.”

ARTINFO, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

“If we can get more people, especially pivotal people that are involved with kids, like teachers, improving their attitudes toward math and then make that infectious, that’s really our most likely path toward having a broader social impact.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

“Last week I attended a wonderful presentation given by Keith Devlin, a Stanford University mathematician and NPR’s “Math Guy,” on “Fibonacci & the Golden Ratio: Exposed Common Myths and Fascinating Truths” as part of the public lecture series “Math Encounters” organized by the Museum of Mathematics.”

MISS O MOMS, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2011

“Do you think baseball has nothing to do with Math? Guess again! Glen Whitney has come up with some genius ways to get your kids working overtime in math while watching a ball game.”

WPIX 11 MORNING NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

“Celebrate the spectacular world of mathematics with the Museum of Mathematics’ free, public Math Encounters presentation series. NPR’s “Math Guy,” and Stanford University mathematician Keith Devlin discusses ‘Fibonacci & the Golden Ratio Exposed: Common Myths & Fascinating Truths.’”

MISS O MOMS, AUGUST 30, 2011

“Driving trips are another fact of summer and weekend life – here are some fun math activities to do while you’re scanning the scenery out the window.”

MISS O MOMS, AUGUST 23, 2011

“Maybe your summer getaway includes some lazy time on the beach. Here are a few hidden mathematical gems to look for among the sand and the shells.”

MUSEUM SOCIAL BLOG, JULY 7, 2011

The Museum of Mathematics gained over 270 Facebook “likes” this week, which ranks as the third largest percentage increase among all museums (with more than 1,000 likes).

WPIX-TV, JULY 7, 2011

“Mathematician Angela Vierling-Claassen reveals how math and art inevitably collide in a free, open to the public presentation titled “From Points to Paints: How Math Altered the Course of Modern Art.””

THE NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 27, 2011

“We want to expose the breadth and the beauty of mathematics.”

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THE NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 20, 2011

“The talk was about soap bubbles, and it was masterfully presented by the mathematician Frank Morgan, a true bubble magician. Dr. Morgan, an extremely entertaining speaker, is a distinguished research mathematician whose interest is Minimal Surfaces.”

MSNBC.COM, JUNE 13, 2011

“The mission of the museum is to create the greatest amount of exciting, hands-on, informal mathematical opportunities that are out there in the world.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 6, 2011

“Like winnings in a casino, the kind of inspiration and stimulation of young minds that the Museum of Mathematics hopes to spark cannot be guaranteed. But by presenting innovative hands-on exhibits and focusing on the fascinating ways that mathematics is manifested in the world, the museum hopes to stack the odds in inspiration’s favor.”

MSNBC.COM, JUNE 1, 2011

“Kids and kindred spirits have fun with geometric toys during the 2010 World Science Festival Youth and Family Street Fair in New York City.”

NBC NEW YORK NIGHTLY NEWS, MAY 31, 2011

“…people are missing out on the whole fun, beautiful world of math. They never get a chance to see [it]. I want to share that with people.”