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Exhibit Opening Reception (Members Only)

For this special exhibition opening we are inviting all of our members to join us on one night of family-friendly fun complete with a children’s gallery activity, photo opportunities with our guest robot, a meet and greet with PARO the robotic seal, and more! Please note: there will be no reception on Tuesday, June 16 as advertised in the Spring newsletter.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Open to all members – please note date change
  • $5 for guests not covered by your membership

Japan’s Robot Kingdom

June 16, 2015- September 13, 2015

In the past 50 years, Japan has played a leading role in technological advancements, particularly in robotics. Robots have occupied an integral part of Japanese popular culture and society for many decades, not only as subjects of sci-fi comics, films, and other forms of entertainment but also as a means of advancing developments in the natural and social sciences. This exhibition explores Japan’s vast robot kingdom by way of a variety of vintage toys, figurines, and other robot forms, including our very own furry seal, Paro, a therapy robot created to calm and comfort those in need.

Funding made possible by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture.  Our appreciation goes to lenders Rick and Jeanne Newman of hightechscience.org, TATE’S Comics + Toys + More, Bennie Albert of Uberscosplay, and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

The Morikami Menagerie: Creatures in Japanese Art

June 16, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Japanese folklore abounds with tales and imagery of myriad fantastic creatures, from mythical dragons to hybrid beasts like the ferocious guardian lion-dogs known as shishi, the magical part dragon, part deer kirin, and a vast array of tricksters, shape-shifters, and supernatural gods and demons. This exhibition presents an assortment of creatures from the Morikami’s own menagerie, and explores the wild and wondrous world of creatures in Japanese Art.

Funding made possible by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture.

 

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RSVP by June 9, 2015 by using the form below or call  561-495-0233 x 310

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