KOKORO: Synchronizing Heart and Mind

Music Concert KOKORO: Synchronizing Heart and Mind Sponsored by the JM Family Enterprises and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott Friday, March 13, 2020 TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm Discussion By  Naomi Hirahara Cost $35 (members $30) Location Morikami Theater   Join us in an artistic adventure with performers from Japan and Florida united in an evening of dance and musical revelry to join our kokoro. Kokoro in Japanese is used interchangeably to mean the “heart” and “mind.” In Japan there is no separation of the two, compared to the …

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Cultural Encounters: An Exercise in Rethinking Modern, Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Perspective of Asian Migration to the Region

Speaker Series Cultural Encounters: An Exercise in Rethinking Modern, Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Perspective of Asian Migration to the Region Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Friday, May 8, 2020 TIME   1:00pm Discussion By Adriana Ospina Cost FREE (with paid museum admission) Location  Morikami Theater Curator Adriana Ospina explains the process behind putting together the exhibition Cultural Encounters with the aim of explaining how the richness of the multifaceted cultural fabric of Latin America and the Caribbean cannot be fully understood without awareness of the history …

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Kusama: Infinity

Documentary Film Screening Kusama: Infinity Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises Saturday, January 25, 2020 TIME   7:00pm Discussion By Director Heather Lenz Cost $10 (members $7) Location Morikami Theater Kusama – Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Kusama – …

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The Gardener Did It

Speaker Series The Gardener Did It Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Friday, October 25, 2019 TIME   7:00pm Discussion By  Naomi Hirahara Cost $10 (members $7) Location Morikami Theater Mystery writer Naomi Hirahara discusses the role of the Japanese American gardener in not only her own personal life and her Edgar Award-winning Mas Arai series, but also the landscape of America. In this presentation, she will share images of Japanese immigrants working as gardeners and landscapers as early as the 1900s. Her own father, who worked as a gardener in Southern California, …

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The Spirit of Japanese Craftsmanship (Kogei) and Tea Ceremony

Sponsored by the Japanese Consulate in Miami The Spirit of Japanese Craftsmanship (Kogei) and Tea Ceremony Lecture By Japanese Pottery Artist OHI TOSHIO CHOZAEMON XI Join Mr. Ohi as he discusses ideas behind Japanese pottery art and how spirituality and culture influence Japanese craftsmanship (kogei こうげい) as well it’s relation to the tea ceremony. Date:  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Time:  3:30 pm Price: FREE with paid museum admission Location: Morikami Theater     Mr. Toshio Ohi, Chozaemon XI is the 11th generation head of his family’s lineage of potters known for a type of “Raku Yaki”. Besides …

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The Art of Japanese Stone Carving

Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises & Residence Inn by Marriott Boca Raton The Art of Japanese Stone Carving Talk and demonstration by Takaaki Saida 1:00PM, Sunday, February 10, 2019 Google iCalendar from $FREE with paid Museum Admission

Educational Programming Registration Opens

Educational Programming Registration Opens Click on the Cultural Program Tab on our website to view all of our offerings.  Special programs includes: films, lecture and presentations. 12:01AM, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Google iCalendar

Guest Speaker: Brynn Saito – Following the Brush: Japanese Poetic Forms, Then & Now

Guest Speaker: Brynn Saito – Following the Brush: Japanese Poetic Forms, Then & Now Award-winning California poet, Brynn Saito, will discuss the zuihitsu, a form of prose-poetry writing that emerged during Japan’s 11th century. Closely translated as “following the brush,” zuihitsu collects observations, notes, personal feelings, and quotes in a seemingly random and associative manner, leading to surprising, poignant poetic expressions. Saito will discuss how this form—and how Japanese culture, more generally—informs her work. She will close with a short poetry reading, book signing, and Q & A. EVENT DETAILS Thursday, April …

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Guest Speaker: Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations

Guest Speaker: Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations Experience the artistic processes of artist Sayaka Ganz. Learn how she came to use plastics as her creative materials, the message behind her animal sculptures and what she has learned from making these sculptures. Ganz shares her unique and international upbringing, in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong, and how it influenced the way she approaches her materials and art. EVENT DETAILS Friday, February 15, 2019 Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission) Location: Morikami Theater Discussion led by Sayaka Ganz Time: 1:00pm ABOUT THE SPEAKER Sayaka Ganz was …

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Guest Speaker: Suzanne Ross – The Wonders of Japanese Lacquerware

Guest Speaker: Suzanne Ross – The Wonders of Japanese Lacquerware Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and JM Family Enterprises Urushi, the sap of the urushi tree, has been used in Japan for more than 9,200 years. It is a beautiful and versatile material that can be used not only for decoration but also to form a body, as a coating and as an adhesive. It is notably the material used to create beautiful art we call Japanese lacquerware. Join Suzanne Ross on a journey through Japan’s history and learn …

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Sophie and The Rising Sun

Film Screening Sophie and The Rising Sun Guest Speakers: Maggie Greenwald, Nancy Dickenson & Takashi Yamaguchi Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe a wounded Asian stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a …

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