The Art of Japanese Stone Carving

Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises 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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The Art of Bamboo in the Garden

Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises The Art of Bamboo in the Garden Talk and demonstration by Akihiro Mashimo 1:00PM, Saturday, February 9, 2019 Google iCalendar from $FREE with paid Museum Admission

Author Talk: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Author Talk: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee   DATE  Thursday, January 11, 2018 TIME   7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   $12 (members $10) *Advance ticket purchase required     ABOUT THE PRESENTATION Join us for an enlightening conversation as Min Jin Lee discusses her most recent best selling novel, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the broader context of the Asian diaspora. Lee’s talk will be followed by a Q& A and book signing. (Pachinko will be available for purchase at the Morikami Museum Store.)  In this bestselling, …

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What is Shinto?

What is Shinto? Sponsored by the Florida Kyudo Kai | Talk by Taishi Kato DATE  Saturday, December 9, 2017 TIME   1:30pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   FREE with paid museum admission   ABOUT THE PRESENTATION There will be a lecture & a blessing by visiting Shinto priest Taishi Kota and an archery demonstration by Florida Kyudo Kai. Shinto is said to be the source of Japanese culture — But, why is it a mystery? Taishi Kato, known under his priest title Taishi Gon-Negi, shares his view of Shinto by shedding light on how the …

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Strokes of Genius: Artistry and Music with Yasunori Kimata

Strokes of Genius: Artistry and Music with Yasunori Kimata Underwritten by the JM Foundation, Sushi Republic Restaurant and Renaissance Hotel DATE  Friday, February 23, 2018 TIME  7:00pm, museum doors reopen at 6:00pm PRICE  $20 (members $15) LOCATION  Morikami Theater Advance ticket purchase required   Join up-and-coming artist Yasunori Kimata for an evening of art, music and the mastery of the brush. An artist with many talents, Kimata is in his element as he paints live. See art come to life before your eyes, accompanied by the heart-pounding rhythms of taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko …

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Performance Poetry Workshop

Performance Poetry Workshop A Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018  Cost: $35 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm Location: Classroom A ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Led by two national poetry slam champions and artists, learn about performance poetry and how to create your own work in this hands-on workshop.  Discover your own voice by exploring the ideas of self-identity through performance poetry. The workshop touches upon diversity and celebrates our personal cultural heritage, highlighting the unique individuals in our community. Stay For… 1:30pm – 2:30pm – A public performance by Elizabeth Acevedo and G …

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Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927

Introducing Miss Gunma: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927 Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Talk by Alan Scott Pate. DATE  Saturday, March 3, 2018 TIME   1:00pm LOCATION   Morikami Theater PRICE   FREE *No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis, starting at 10 am in front of the theater. ABOUT THE PRESENTATION With the celebration of Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival) on March 3, Pate explores the role of Japanese dolls in traditional Japanese culture; their history, art and meaning. …

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