Three-dimensional cut paper pieces and bamboo sculptures are among the works that will go on display at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens this weekend as part of the museum’s two latest exhibits.
The exhibits, titled “Shadows of the Floating World: Papercuts by Hiromi Moneyhun” and “Transcending Forms: Japanese Bamboo Baskets,” will be open to the public June 10 through Sept. 18.
The first features works made from paper that combine traditional Japanese art forms with contemporary graphic illustration, according to a statement from the museum. The artist, Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun, explores cultural perceptions of women in Japanese society and other cultures in her works.
The second exhibit features a collection of works created by bamboo artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and earlier bamboo baskets created for practical purposes. The exhibit will trace the evolution of the bamboo basket, a staple of Japanese culture for centuries, from its humble beginnings to artistic adaptations by avant-garde artists.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15. The museum is at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach.