Museum Exhibitions & Collections

The Morikami's galleries 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 Morikami Museum becomes a place of discovery during every visit.

The museum’s galleries play host to several exhibitions of Japanese art and artifacts throughout the year. Treating different aspects of Japan’s rich and diverse culture, they feature items from the museum’s outstanding collection in addition to those borrowed from private collectors and other institutions. In addition, The Don and Beverlee Kohnken Gallery displays monthly rotating exhibits featuring what is Japanese about Japanese art.

The Morikami’s original museum, the Yamato-kan, houses two permanent exhibitions. The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida presents the history of this daring agriculture experiment that brought George Morikami to the Sunshine State. Japan Through the Eyes of a Child transports young visitors to Japan, allowing them to step into the world of Japanese culture.

In addition to the galleries and exhibits, the museum’s (non-lending) Donald B. Gordon Research Library houses 7,000 volumes on all topics Japanese.