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.


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.