Beyond Rubik's Cube - Celebrating 40 years of the Rubik's Cube

Celebrating 40 years with Beyond Rubik’s Cube.

Last night was the Gala opening of Beyond Rubik’s Cube (an exhibition dedicated to all things Rubik’s). The guest list included Ernő Rubik (Inventor of the Rubik’s Cube), János Áder (President of Hungary), Robert Wong (Chief Creative Officer – Google), along with speed cuber Antony Brooks and YouTube personality RedKB.

Ernő Rubik and RedKB
Ernő Rubik and RedKB

The Rubik’s Cube has come a long way since 1974. It was invented by Ernő Rubik from behind the iron curtain, manufactured at first its native Hungary for the local market (where it was called the Magic Cube). The Rubik’s Cube was renamed in 1980 and with a mixture of hard work and perseverance it exploded onto the world stage. 40 years later we are celebrating four decades of the Rubik’s Cube and what it has come to represent and what it has inspired.

To find out more about the origins of the Rubik’s Cube, go to our History section

Beyond Rubik’s Cube moves past the six-sided toy and explores the many cultural, mathematical and artistic masterpieces that where inspired by the Rubik’s Cube. Exhibits not only include rare early prototypes of the Rubik’s Cube, robots that can solve the Rubik’s Cube and interactive solving guides; but as the name suggests Beyond Rubik’s Cube aims to get deeper into what the Rubik’s Cube is about and what it has inspired. Visitors will be able to take part in their very own Rubik’s Cubism (a piece of art created out of Rubik’s Cubes), create their own haiku using the Haikube and play sweet music with the Rubik’s Cube symphony creator.

Beyond Rubik’s Cube opens to the public on April 26th and will run for 7 months at the Liberty Science Center before touring the world.

To find out more about the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition visit their website

See how the exhibition was created check out the LSC’s YouTube Channel

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