Ruth Funk Textile Museum Presents Lecture and Performance

Apr 8, 2019

Friends of Textiles Lecture Series

Hotel Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott-Melbourne West

“Persecution and Perseverance: Japanese American Experiences During WWII” 
by Carla Stansifer, Curator of Japanese Art, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Reception 5:15 p.m. | Lecture 6 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, Evans Library (2nd Floor)

Cost: $10 | FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and Florida Tech faculty, staff and students

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Join us for an illustrated lecture exploring the historic experiences of Japanese American citizens. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Design to Mobilize: Propaganda Kimono 1920 – 1945.

Carla Stansifer is the Curator of Japanese Art at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida. Prior to working at the Morikami, Ms. Stansifer taught Japanese language and cultural at several universities in Colorado, in addition to working as a Curatorial Assistant in the Asian Art and Textile Art departments at the Denver Art Museum. She earned an M.A. in Classical Japanese Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in Japanese Language and Linguistics at The Ohio State University. She was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study lacquer arts in South Korea. Her special areas of study include East Asian lacquer, as well as Japanese painting and textiles.

 Special EventsTaiko Drum Performance by Ronin Taiko 

April 26, 2019
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Gleason Performing Arts Center

Cost: $15; $10 for FOT members | FREE for Florida Tech faculty, staff and students

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Ronin Taiko – a theatrical Japanese drumming troupe – presents an engaging half-hour performance on the campus of Florida Tech! In Japan, the Taiko or Japanese traditional drum, carries a special significance. Used in religious ceremonies, wartime and in celebrations, the taiko’s powerful sound can also reach people at a personal level - often compared to a reflection of one’s own heartbeat. Ronin Taiko continues to bring Japanese Taiko performances to wider audiences.