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Lunch & Learn - Remote Villages of Japan: Their Stories

March 28, 2018 12:00 pm - March 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Photographer and painter Dr. Morton W. Huber will share stories of traveling in rural Japan.  Dr. Huber lived in Japan from 1962 to 1985, which inspired his two books, Vanishing Japan (1965) and Japan With an Artist on the Back Roads (2015).  His writing, photography, and painting is a sensitive and sincere presentation of a society undergoing rapid changes.  Dr. Huber’s work is an effort to record the older culture, beliefs, and traditions that developed over hundreds of years, now being transformed by Japan’s rise to industrial, economic, and cultural prominence after the conclusion of World War II.  Dr. Huber’s photographs will be on exhibit in Japan through the Photographer’s Lens March 20 to October 6.  Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided.  Admission is free.

Closed for Easter

March 30, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Exploring Japan Open House

April 7, 2018 1:00 pm - April 7, 2018 4:00 pm

Learn about Japanese culture with crafts, activities, and food at this all-ages event. This open house is presented in conjunction with the MOA’s exhibit, Japan through the Photographer’s Lens, on display through October 6.  Admission is free.

Pre-Season Sumo 101: Who's in the Ring?

April 19, 2018 5:00 pm

Nana Watanobe, Japan Outreach Initiative Coordinator at Wake Forest University, will discuss one of the most traditional and beloved sports in Japan, sumo wrestling.  This centuries-old sport is related to nationality issues, and the traditional religion and history of Japan.  Although the sport looks very simple, it has rules and a complicated ranking system.  Nana will use the latest season’s information to give an introduction to sumo wrestling.  Admission is free.

Lunch & Learn - Goddess Mythology

April 25, 2018 12:00 pm - April 25, 2018 1:00 pm

Dr. Neal Walls, associate professor in the Wake Forest School of Divinity, will discuss his research on goddesses in Near Eastern mythology.  Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided.  Admission is free.
This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibit Mother Goddess: Fertility Figures of the Ancient Mediterranean.

Mother's Day Open House

May 12, 2018 1:00 pm - May 12, 2018 4:00 pm

In celebration of Mother’s Day, bring your mother to the Museum for the last chance to view our exhibit Mother Goddess: Fertility Figures from the Ancient Mediterranean.  Art activities and light refreshments will be provided.  Admission is free.

Closed for Memorial Day

May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018