Exhibits

CURRENTLY ON VIEW

Works in our Permanent Collection

See fifty works of bonsai artistry selected from our permanent collection for seasonal display, including some wonderful fall foliage. 

Past Exhibits

World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience

Pacific Bonsai Museum’s special exhibition for 2020 and 2021, World War Bonsai: Remembrance & Resilience, traced the cultural practice of bonsai in location and time—in Japan and in the United States, from the pre-war WWII period, through wartime, amid incarceration, and at peace. With bonsai, artifacts, documents, and photographs, the exhibition shared the little-known stories of the people who ingeniously and courageously cared for bonsai, shared their art, and spurred a flourishing, global practice despite overwhelming hardships.

* Please note: This exhibition has officially closed but parts of it are still on view through early November 2021.

Watch

Video Introduction

Watch a short video introducing the exhibition with Curator’s voiceover.

Film by Bonsai Mirai

Watch a short film featuring Curator Aarin Packard and featured exhibit artist, Erin Shigaki.

Video Documentation

If you can’t make it into the Museum, Momiji-en En Bonsai & Garden has kindly documented the whole exhibition for you. Watch on YouTube.

Photos from the Exhibition

Read & Learn

View sample pages and purchase the exhibition catalog.

View a PDF listing suggested sources of further information on topics presented in this exhibition.

FOLSE: a retrospective

MAY 29, 2021 – AUG 28, 2021

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Stone Images X

OCT 15, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020

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Principles of Design

MAY 11 – OCT 15, 2019

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Stone Images IX

OCT 16 – DEC 16, 2018

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Stone Images Vi

APR 3 – MAY 3, 2015

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Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design

APR 21 – SEPT 30, 2018

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stone images vii

MAR 26 – APR 24, 2016

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Natives

APR 8 – OCT 8, 2017

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Wireless

MAY 8 – SEP 30, 2015

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Stone Images VIII

FEB 18 – MAR 26, 2017

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Decked-Out

APR 30 – OCT 2, 2016

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