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Annual Meeting

On Thursday, March 16th at 5:30pm join our Board of Trustees & staff in our newly renovated theater to recap and celebrate our accomplishments as we enter our 40th year! Light refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to ssamuels@pbcgov.org.

Member Appreciation Weekend

Save the date for our spring Member Appreciation Weekend!

Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Join or renew a Morikami Membership* and receive:

  • 20% OFF in the Museum Store (includes trunk show)
  • 10% OFF memberships + a FREE gift *excludes Wisdom Ring

*Offer not available online.

HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

Jewelry Trunk Show by Charles Albert

Friday–Sunday, 11:00am–4:00pm
Exquisite handcrafted sterling silver pieces with unusual, high quality stones from around the world.

Meet & greet world-renowned jewelry designer, Charles Albert! Friday, 11:00am–3:00pm

Gallery Tour—Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945

Friday–Sunday, 1:30pm & 3:30pm
Docent-led gallery tour through the current exhibition.

Meet the Curator

Friday at 12:30pm
Exclusive curator-led tour of the current exhibition.

Japanese Gardens 101

Friday–Sunday 11:30am & 2:30pm
Docent-led discussion through one of the gardens in Roji-en: Gardens of the Drops of Dew.

Tours are on a first come, first-served basis and space is limited.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND…

The Golden Age of Sumo, Behind the Curtain—A Talk by Lynn Matsuoka

Friday at 7:00pm | $10, Members, $7
Advance purchase required.

The Way of Taiko—The Heartbeat of Japan

Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm | $50
Advance purchase required.

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Perseverance General Member Preview

Join us on Thursday, February 25 for this exciting members-only preview of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.
Morikami members & their guests only.

Schedule

6pm

(Museum Lobby, Cornell Café & Garden Terraces)

  • Museum exhibition galleries open
  • Light bites and bar service (graciously underwritten in part by the Cornell Café & Stacole Fine Wines)

7pm

(Theater)

  • Welcome remarks by Bonnie Lemay, Morikami Park Administrator
  • Exhibition preview by internationally acclaimed artist, Ryudaibori and Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara, artist and filmmaker, Kip Fulbeck
  • Remarks by Greg Kimura, CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, organizer of the Perseverance exhibition
  • Tebori demonstration (traditional Japanese tattooing method) by tattoo artist, Horitomo

8:15pm

(Exhibition Galleries)

  • Meet & Greet with artists and speakers: Ryudaibori, Horoitomo, Chris Nuñez, Kip Fulbeck and Greg Kimura

9pm

  • Galleries Close
Please RSVP by Thursday, February 18, 2016.
Call 561.233.1345 or email morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.
Complimentary for members, $10 for guests.

Perseverance VIP Exhibition Preview

Join us on Tuesday, February 23 for this exciting VIP preview of Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.
For all Wisdom Ring, Samurai, and Taiko members, invited guests of the exhibitor and the Museum.

Schedule

6pm

(Museum Lobby, Cornell Café & Garden Terraces)

  • Museum exhibition galleries open
  • Bar service including passed champagne, a premium sake selection, Japanese beer and wine (graciously underwritten in part by Stacole Fine Wines)
  • Passed hors d’ouevres & food stations open (graciously underwritten in part by the Cornell Café)

7pm

(Theater)

  • Welcome remarks by Bonnie Lemay, Morikami Park Administrator
  • Exhibition preview by internationally acclaimed artist, Ryudaibori and Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara, artist and filmmaker, Kip Fulbeck
  • Remarks by Greg Kimura, CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, organizer of the Perseverance exhibition
  • Tebori demonstration (traditional Japanese tattooing method) by tattoo artist, Horitomo

8:15pm

(Exhibition Galleries)

  • Meet & Greet with artists and speakers: Ryudaibori, Horoitomo, Chris Nuñez, Kip Fulbeck and Greg Kimura

9pm

  • Galleries Close
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Call 561.233.1316 or email morikamimembers@pbcgov.org.

Holiday Preview Sale

A Members-Only event

From November 13–15, members will enjoy 20% off and a free gift with any purchase over $50*, while supplies last.

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With purchase of $50* or more gift of lidded mug with strainer included.  In gift box. Made in Japan. 
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With purchase of $100* or more gift of Bowl set w/chopsticks.  In Gift Box.  Made in Japan.

*After discounts, does not include tax.

 

Exhibit Opening Reception (Members Only)

Event Details

  • This event is open to all Morikami members
  • A brief presentation on the exhibition will be held in the theater.
  • Dress code is business attire
  • $10 for guests not covered by your membership


Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani

October 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016 (Member Preview October 8)

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani (1920 – 2012) was a fiercely independent Japanese American artist who lost his family and friends to the United States internment camps during World War II and Hiroshima’s atomic bombing. He survived the trauma of those two significant events and endured homelessness on the streets of New York City by creating art. This exhibition presents a selection of drawings that Mirikitani made before his death at the age of ninety-two. His work is a poignant exploration of the lasting impacts of war and discrimination, and the healing power of creativity.

Organized by The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington, and guest-curated by Roger Shimomura.  Funded in part by the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066

October 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016 (Member Preview October 8)

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. Wendy Maruyama, a third generation Japanese American and highly regarded artist and furniture maker based in San Diego, has created a compelling body of work examining this period in American history.

The exhibition includes three integrated parts: Executive Order 9066, the Tag Project, and a selection of historical artifacts. Executive Order 9066 involves a series of wall-mounted cabinets and sculptures referencing themes common in the internment camps. Maruyama’s pieces integrate photo transfers based on the documentary photographs of Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake in conjunction with materials such as barbed wire, tarpaper and domestic objects. The Tag Project consists of groupings of 120,000 recreated, paper identification tags suspended from the ceiling. The suspended tags evoke a powerful sense of the humiliation endured by the internees and the sheer numbers of those displaced. Maruyama’s inclusion of actual objects owned or made by the internees brings an intensely personal awareness to the impact of Executive Order 9066. Included objects range from actual suitcases used by families during their relocation to an array of items made by internees from materials made available to them in the camps.

Organized by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts.  Funded in part by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Wisdom Ring Recognition Dinner (Wisdom Ring Members Only)

 EVENT DETAILS

  • This event is open to Wisdom Ring members only
  • Dinner will be served on the Wisdom Ring terrace
  • The curatorial team will display the pieces selected at the Selection for the Collection dinner in Classroom A

RSVP

Please RSVP by March 5, 2015 by entering the information below, or contact Sharyn Samuels at 561-495-0233 x 221

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
  • Please enter the date of the event you would like to attend as confirmation.
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2015 Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)

We invite you to come hear our vision for the future of Morikami, celebrate our 2014 successes, and thank our outgoing trustees for their years of service. This meeting is also your chance to vote on our new board members. Click here for a list of potential members, as well as those seeking re-election.

RSVP using our online form below, or by calling 561-495-0233 x 211.

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.

 

RSVP

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

Wisdom Ring Trip to the Norton (Wisdom Ring Members Only)

Event Details

  • This event is open to Wisdom Ring members only
  • Cost is $50 per person, payable to Morikami, Inc. Attn: Sharyn Samuels
  • A tour of the exhibit High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West and lunch are included
  • Transportation will be provided

RSVP

Please RSVP by February 18, 2015. Payment may be arranged by contacting Sharyn Samuels at 561-495-0233 x 221, or by filling in the notes section of the form below.

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
  • Please enter the date of the event you would like to attend as confirmation.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Exhibit Opening Reception (Members Only)

Event Details

  • This event is open to all Morikami members
  • A brief presentation on the exhibition will be held in the theater.
  • Dress code is business attire
  • $5 for guests not covered by your membership

Poetry in Clay: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

February 12, 2015 – May 24, 2015

Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) was a Japanese Buddhist nun and one of the most renowned female artists of her time. She celebrated life, love and loss through the creation of paintings and rustic pottery inscribed with her poignant, often playful, verse. Her artistic legacy numbers over 50,000 works, including those produced through unique collaborative partnerships with other noted artists of the time. The Morikami Museum is honored to exhibit a small, yet exquisite selection of her work from the Johnstone-Fong Collection.

Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form and Function

This exhibition has been EXTENDED through May 24 due to popular demand. We invite you to revisit this fascinating exhibition, featuring several newly selected pieces from the museum’s collections.

RSVP

The deadline for RSVP’s to this exhibit opening reception was February 6, 2015. We are no longer accepting RSVP’s as we are at capacity.

Wisdom Ring Selection for the Collection (Wisdom Ring Members Only)

Event Details

  • This event is open to Wisdom Ring members only
  • Thanks to the generosity of Toll Brothers, this year’s event will be held at their new Royal Palm Polo community, in Boca Raton, in one of their gorgeous model homes!
  • Exact address is still TBD
  • We will meet at the Royal Palm Polo Club location at 6:30pm

RSVP

Please RSVP by January 16, 2015 by filling in the form below, or contacting Sharyn Samuels at 561-495-0233 x 221

  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
  • Please enter the date of the event you would like to attend as confirmation.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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