Exhibit Opening Reception (General Level Members Only)

Event Details

  • General level members include active members of the Student, Educator and Dual levels.
  • Reception begins at 6pm
  • A brief presentation on the exhibition will be held at 6:30pm in the theater.
  • Dress code is business attire
  • $5 for guests not covered by your membership

Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function

Japanese Design for the Senses comprises three distinct exhibitions of Japanese craft and design; each component featuring objects as impressive in their design as they are in their craftsmanship and functionality.

Touch of Gold: Lacquerware Boxes and the Paintings of Elaine Ehrenkranz

For over forty years, abstract expressionist painter Elaine Ehrenkranz formed a comprehensive collection of magnificent Japanese lacquerware boxes, dating from the 15th- to the mid-19th centuries. Touch of Gold features selections from her gift to the Morikami.

Ma: Defining Space: Studio Furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji

Zeltserman-Miyaji’s timeless, elegant shelving and storage systems accentuate the simple yet refined beauty of form and function that is the essence of Japanese design and furniture aesthetics.

Katachi: The Essence of Aesthetic Form and Function in Japanese Furniture

Katachi embodies the hallmark of Japanese aesthetics: a harmonious balance of beautiful form, fine workmanship, and functionality. This exhibition draws upon the Morikami’s collection of 19th and 20th-century furnishings. Included are several pieces made by George Nakashima (1905 – 1990), a leading innovator of 20th-century furniture design and one of the founders of the American Craft Movement.


RSVP by Friday, September 26,2014  by using the form below or call 561-495-0233 x310