News Samurai Exhibit Comes to Phoenix Art Museum

News Samurai Exhibit Comes to Phoenix Art Museum


A new exhibition is coming to the Phoenix Art Museum, and it’s sure to entice viewers of all ages with it’s unique insight on Japanese history!

Samurai: Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection showcases the life, culture, and pageantry of the renowned Japanese samurai warriors.

This exhibition features remarkable objects and historical artifacts from one of the largest collections in the world based in Dallas, Texas at The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. Over 140 objects of warrior regalia, including full suits of armor, helmets and masks, weapons, horse tack, and other battle gear.

The exhibition traces the evolution of the distinctive appearance of Samurai equipment through the centuries. Visitors can examine the warriors’ history through works of quality craftsmanship and exquisite design. Throughout history, Japanese warfare evolved from equestrian arches in small combat battles to clashes of enormous armies equipped with swords, spears and much more.

View the astonishing armor that celebrated the powerful culture and showcased the social rank, income and prestige of samurai families.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog, Art of Armor: Samurai Armor from The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, with essays by leading Japanese samurai armor experts. The exhibition will be on view to the public from 3 pm on Wednesday, March 1, through July 16.

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