Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Presented by Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art at Phoenix Art Museum.
In conjunction with the current exhibition of this stellar collection of Japanese combat hardware, this presentation will focus on its function, design, and symbolism as well as the roles of samurai in medieval Japan's social structure and political system.
Lectures and gallery talks are free for Museum Members and included with Museum general admission unless otherwise noted. Advance tickets available at tickets.phxart.org. Voluntary donations appreciated.
Sponsored by Asian Arts Council, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum.
Image: Myōchin Munenori, nimaitachidō tōsei gusoku (armor), mid Edo period, 18th century. Shakudō, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Myōchin Yoshimichi, helmet bowl, Muromachi period, c. 1400. Shakudō, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo: Brad Flowers.