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Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Arriving March 1, 2017

Samurai armor coming soon:

Take a journey through time, and see one of the best and largest collections of samurai regalia in the entire world.


iscover the life, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors in the Phoenix Art Museum premiere of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, on view for the first time in Arizona. Featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, including full suits of armor, helmets, face guards, weapons, horse trappings and other battle gear, Samurai traces the evolution of the distinctive appearance and equipment of the samurai through the centuries. More than just a lesson in Japanese history, Samurai celebrates the consummate craftsmanship and exquisite design of this extraordinary period, featured in the finest collection in the world outside of Japan.

DON’T MISS OUT. RENEW BY MARCH 1. This special-engagement exhibition will be a ticketed event in addition to general admission, but offered free to all Museum Members. Be sure to renew your membership before March 1! Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection is organized by the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. Its Phoenix premiere is made possible through the generosity of Sharron Lewis, APS, Asian Arts Council and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona..


Nimaitachido tosei gusoku armor. Attributed: Myochin Yoshimichi (helmet bowl); Myochin Munenori (armor). Muromachi period, ca. 1400.(helmet bowl); mid Edo period, 18th century (armor). Iron, shakudo, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. ŠThe Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo: Brad Flowers.


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Phoenix Art Museum Magazine  

November 2016 - February 2017

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