The Dallas-based museum and traveling exhibitions from The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection has been seen by an impressive number of people from around the globe. Since recently wrapping up its four-month exhibition at Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda in Santiago, Chile, that number tallies at over 1.2 million visitors to date.
The next uptick is in store. The current traveling exhibition was carefully crated and transported over 5,500 miles to reach its next destination, the Denver Art Museum.
Opening to the public on Sunday, March 6, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will tell the iconic story of Japanese samurai through 140 objects from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor and accouterments in the world.
Surrounded by murals and war regalia, visitors will be immersed in the life, culture, and pageantry of samurai in the 1100s through the 1800s. Exquisitely decorated suits of armor, helmets, weapons, horse trappings, and additional battle gear will be on display, demonstrating masterful craftsmanship.Samurai will highlight the artistic inspiration for these elaborate suits of armor.
Click here to read the recent feature on the Samurai Collection in the Wall Street Journal.