Events

All programs are open for registration on August 1st of each year for the upcoming season. Each season runs from October through the summer of the next year.

Kimono Culture Demonstration
Not all kimono are created equal! Learn about traditional styles of kimono, with their rich culture, seasonal subtleties, and symbolic nuances. Observe a demonstration on how to properly put on and wear a kimono. Learn about the elegance of the formal kimono with its exquisite designs and finery worn to attend weddings, parties, special celebrations, and holidays.
11:00AM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tea House
Kimono Culture Demonstration
Not all kimono are created equal! Learn about traditional styles of kimono, with their rich culture, seasonal subtleties, and symbolic nuances. Observe a demonstration on how to properly put on and wear a kimono. Learn about the elegance of the formal kimono with its exquisite designs and finery worn to attend weddings, parties, special celebrations, and holidays.
1:30PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tea House
Kimono Culture Demonstration
Not all kimono are created equal! Learn about traditional styles of kimono, with their rich culture, seasonal subtleties, and symbolic nuances. Observe a demonstration on how to properly put on and wear a kimono. Learn about the elegance of the formal kimono with its exquisite designs and finery worn to attend weddings, parties, special celebrations, and holidays.
3:00PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Tea House
Available to Wisdom Ring Members Only
Wisdom Ring Dinner & Film: Kusama - Infinity
Wisdom Ring Dinner with Kusama’s Director, Writer, Producer and Editor: Heather Lenz

Dinner on the Cornell Café terrace followed by Kusama - Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama. *Dinner and Film $40pp (bento box, wine or sake, dessert and film ticket). To reserve your place call 561-233-1316 or email: ssamuels@pbcgov.org

5:00PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Cornell Cafe
Dinner
Available to Wisdom Ring Members Only
Wisdom Ring Dinner & Film: Kusama - Infinity
Wisdom Ring Dinner with Kusama’s Director, Writer, Producer and Editor: Heather Lenz

Dinner on the Cornell Café terrace followed by Kusama - Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama. *Dinner and Film $40pp (bento box, wine or sake, dessert and film ticket). To reserve your place call 561-233-1316 or email: ssamuels@pbcgov.org

7:00PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morikami Theater
Film
Documentary Film and Director Q&A
Kusama: Infinity
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

7:00PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morikami Theater
Member ticket price $7
Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan 2020
Traditional Drum Workshop
The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques. Instruments are provided for you.
11:00AM, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Morikami Theater
Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan 2020
Traditional Drum Workshop
The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques. Instruments are provided for you.
2:00PM, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Morikami Theater
Our most popular and important Wisdom Ring Event!
Annual Selection for the Collection Reception
Available to Wisdom Ring Members Only

Join Chief Curator, Tamara Joy as she introduces works of art we would like to add to our permanent collection. Help vote on these art acquisitions. Evening will include dinner and dessert. Make your vote count! Location: Broken Sound Country Club –*Complimentary for Wisdom Ring members. *Please give 7 days notice if you have to …

6:00PM, Friday, January 31, 2020
Off-site
This event will take place at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton.
Dyed fabric drying on a line
Shibori Indigo Workshop
The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Shibori is a Japanese technique of manual resist dyeing used to make patterns on fabrics. Learn various shibori techniques and get a chance to make your own shibori creation. In our October session, make a set of special dinner napkins for your home. Come to our February session and make a shibori scarf for your wardrobe or for a special someone. In March, cook in style by making your own shibori apron to wear.
10:00AM, Saturday, February 1, 2020
Oki Education Center
This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Join the waitlist in case a space opens. Email Lisa Niven at lniven@pbcgov.org Your name and phone number along with the waitlist you want to be added to.
Craft activity for kids of all ages.
Family Fun Day: Setsubun
FREE with paid museum admission. (Unless otherwise specified) Pre-registration is not required.
Held every February, Setsubun welcomes the arrival of spring and brings good luck for the New Year. Make a felt sushi roll, an ehomaki, traditionally eaten during Setsubun.
12:00PM, Saturday, February 1, 2020
Classroom A
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginners Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
10:15AM, Sunday, February 2, 2020
Tea House
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, February 2, 2020
Tea House
Pink flowers in metal vases
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikenobo Class
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners welcome!
11:00AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Oki Education Center
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Sogetsu Class
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
1:30PM, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Oki Education Center
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginners Thursdays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, February 6, 2020
Tea House
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral (Thursday Beginner's)
Thursday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, February 6, 2020
Oki Education Center
4-week session
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Floral
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, February 7, 2020
Oki Education Center
4-week session
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting Floral & Landscape
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, February 7, 2020
Oki Education Center
4-week session
Moon Over Morikami Banner
Moon Over Morikami Gala 2020

On February 8, 2020 spend an exceptional evening beneath the moon at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens where the night’s proceeds will benefit Morikami’s 4Es: Exhibitions, Expansion, Educational & Emotional wellness programs. The evening will feature fabulous food, wine and sake, dancing to the energetic music of Libido, Miami’s premier live band, show stopping items …

6:30PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Morikami Book Club
Open to all Morikami Members

Join Wisdom Ring member Christine Carton and fellow Morikami members as they start their new season of exciting book reading! The group meets in Classroom A and orders lunch from the café.  For more information please email Christine Carton at christinec@gate.net. October 16 Hiroshima Boy by Naomi Hirahara -  a Prolific writer, Received the  Edgar Award –winning Author of …

12:00PM, Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Classroom A
Fabric Wrapped Box
The Art Of Japanese Fabric Wrapping
Furoshiki Workshop
People have used furoshiki, a square reusable wrapping cloth, since the 16th century in a variety of ways to wrap different sized and shaped objects. Learn how to wrap a wine bottle, a watermelon, books, and make a tote bag from a furoshiki. Each participant will take home the cotton wrap cloth used during this workshop.
10:30AM, Saturday, February 15, 2020
Oki Education Center
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Ceremony
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
12:00PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020
Tea House
Fabric Wrapped Box
The Art Of Japanese Fabric Wrapping
Furoshiki Workshop
People have used furoshiki, a square reusable wrapping cloth, since the 16th century in a variety of ways to wrap different sized and shaped objects. Learn how to wrap a wine bottle, a watermelon, books, and make a tote bag from a furoshiki. Each participant will take home the cotton wrap cloth used during this workshop.
1:30PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020
Oki Education Center
The Way Of Tea: Sado Demonstration
Japanese Traditional Ceremony
Observe Japanese sado, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
1:30PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020
Tea House
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