Samurai Armor

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Event Details

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will present Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller — a spectacular exhibition featuring one of the world’s largest collections of stunning Japanese samurai armor — from April 20 to August 4, 2024. Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller will offer visitors a rare personal encounter with samurai artistry and tradition spanning more than 700 years of Japanese history.  

For more than three decades, collectors Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller have been amassing their astounding collection of exquisitely crafted samurai regalia. The exhibition is organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas.

At VMFA, Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller will showcase more than 140 examples of attire and objects, including 17 full suits of armor, weapons and equestrian equipment, and around 50 helmets and masks, all made between the 14th and 19th centuries.

Tickets to the exhibition Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller are now on sale: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65+, and $10 for youth ages 7–17 and college students with ID. Museums for All participants can purchase tickets to this special exhibition at the reduced price of $2 each with a limit of four tickets per Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Tickets are free for VMFA members and children ages 6 and under. As a participant of Blue Star Museums, VMFA also provides free tickets for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their immediate families.



April 20, 2024 - August 4, 2024 (All Day)(GMT+00:00)