Speaker Series

Yamato Colony Book
Speaker Series - Talk & Book Signing by Tom Gregersen
The Yamato Colony: A Japanese Settlement in Florida
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Tom Gregersen earned an M. A. degree in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan in 1977. He joined the staff of the Morikami Museum in 1978 as assistant curator, rising to senior curator and cultural director over a thirty-five-year career with the museum. Tom is the recipient of both the Foreign Minister’s Commendation (2013) …

7:00PM, Friday, November 6, 2020
Morikami Theater
For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.
Speaker Series - Discussion led by Director Yujiro Seki
Documentary Film Screening – Carving the Divine: Buddhist Sculptors of Japan
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

Director, writer, and producer, Yujiro Seki, was born and raised in Japan and earned a BA in Film from the University of California, Berkeley. Seki moved to Los Angeles to work as a director of the video department for Intermarket Design. After attaining permanent U.S. residency, Seki began studying full time in the Cinematography program …

7:00PM, Friday, April 9, 2021
Morikami Theater
For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.
Speaker Series - Talk by Paula Arai
Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra – The Buddhist Art of Iwasaki Tsuneo
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Free Lecture: No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis. Paula Arai received her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Harvard University, specializing in Japanese Sōtō Zen. She is author of Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra––The Buddhist Art of Iwasaki Tsuneo (Shambhala Publications, …

1:00PM, Friday, May 7, 2021
Morikami Theater
FREE (with paid museum admission)

For your health and safety, theater programs are limited to 33% capacity, socially distancing seating arrangements will be implemented, and attendees are required to wear a mask.

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