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Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Photo courtesy Brad Flowers/© The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum

Combining artistry, craftsmanship, and functionality, Japanese samurai armor reflects the valor of the historic warrior class.

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth explores this legacy through August 31 with Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The traveling exhibition—the first in the Kimbell’s new Renzo Piano Pavilion—showcases more than 140 pieces collected by the Barbier-Mueller family of Dallas. The intricate armor, masks, and weapons date from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

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