The exhibition Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection tells the iconic story of Japanese samurai through 140 objects from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor and accoutrements 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 are on display, demonstrating masterful craftsmanship. Samurai highlights the artistic inspiration for these elaborate suits of armor.
The exhibition is curated in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum and The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection, Dallas. An exhibition catalog, Art of Armor: Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, was available in The Shops and online (now sold out).
Samurai, on view through June 5, 2016, is ticketed with a member discount.
Member Tours take place on Tuesdays–Fridays through the course of the exhibition. These guided tours are approximately 45 minutes long.
Members also save 10% on purchases in The Shops, including the Samurai Shop.
Become a member or renew your membership online or call 720-913-0130 (10 am–5 pm).
For Everyone—7 Helpful Tips for Your Visit to Samurai
Read our recent blog post with tips and answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask at the museum welcome center on level one of each building, or ask in advance by calling 720-913-0130.
Group Tickets, Group Tours & Event Rentals
Specially priced tickets for groups of 10 or more are now available, as well as reservations for private gallery rentals and events. Exhibition tours for groups also can be scheduled (3-week advance reservations required).
Please contact group sales at 720-913-0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for group tickets and booking details.
News & Stories
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Watch this video for a sneak peek of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on view through June 5, and see what visitors are saying. More