In the Galleries

Morikami's exhibitions change throughout the year and always offer exciting new opportunities to learn about Japanese art and history. Whether displaying Japanese art or unusual objects of everyday life, either from the past or the present, the exhibition galleries become places of discovery during every visit.

On View ________________________________________________________________

Samurai Culture: Treasures of South Florida Collections


June 3, 2014 – August 31, 2014 

Samurai Culture, organized by the Morikami Museum in conjunction with various collectors across South Florida, features an array of samurai suits of armor and weapons fashioned during the Edo period (1600 – 1868). Also displayed are a variety of paintings and prints depicting samurai life made during both the Edo- and Meiji period (1868 – 1912). Although the samurai class was abolished soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, many samurai families held on to priceless armor, swords, helmets, sundry other adornments, and paintings and prints in commemoration of one of the most illustrious warrior classes in the world. 

From A Quiet Place: The Paper Sculptures of Kyoko Hazama


June 3, 2014 – August 31, 2014  

While most of us are familiar with handmade Japanese paper, or washi (incorrectly called rice paper), and the fascinating art of paper folding known as origami, few have experienced Kyoko Hazama's magnificent paper sculptures: delicate, intricately detailed and highly personal paper sculptures that she describes as “symbolic self-portraits.” The exhibition was organized by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.