UPDATE, OCT. 6: The opening of "Collecting Stories" has been moved to November. 21.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH, FL – Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by the mission and vision of the institution. The Morikami Museum is devoted specifically to the acquisition, research, preservation, and exhibition of the story of Sukeji “George” Morikami and the Yamato Colony committed broadly to the visual culture created by Japanese and Japanese Americans. The result of this effort over more than 40 years is not just a catalog of objects, rather a collection of diverse ideas and unique stories illuminated by the objects.
Collecting Stories focuses on works drawn from the Morikami’s Permanent Collection and featured in vignettes, or mini exhibitions, representing diverse perspectives for interpreting the narrative of any object (or groups of objects). Explore how Japanese visual culture has reflected changes in society, politics, and modernization. Learn how everyday functional objects can express deep spirituality. Observe how some Japanese artists have responded to international influences over the past 400 years. Consider how the lives of Japanese Americans like George Morikami have impacted non-Japanese communities. In addition, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will highlight the positive ways in which it is contributing to a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture through its collecting and exhibition strategies.
Collecting Stories is on display from November 14, 2020 through April 3, 2021. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446. For more information, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
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