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Samurai Exhibit: VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is currently showcasing a selection of pieces from the renowned Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection, which is considered one of the most extensive and exquisite collections globally. These curated works provide insight into the history of samurai, particularly highlighting the ceremonial decorations crafted during the prosperous artistic era of the Edo period. This exceptional exhibit is a perfect opportunity to see a stunning collection of authentic items up close and personal. In total, there are well over 140 items on display.

This is also the perfect chance for anyone to put on their favorite kimono or haori and head out to a museum while dressed. Be certain to stop by the gift store to look at the exceptional calligraphy on sale by the artist Kyomisho.

Samurai Exhibit VMFA

Exhibit Dates: April 20th, to August 4th, 2024

This exhibition is organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas.

The enduring significance of the samurai is evidenced by the legacy of craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations, preserved during the Edo period, and continues to thrive to this day. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases a remarkable collection of over a thousand works of art collected by Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller.

Samurai Exhibit VMFA
Samurai Exhibit VMFA


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