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    Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

    Samurai - The Way of the Warrior, Suit of armor / Watashiro kebiki odoshi tachi-dō tosei gusoku
    When:
    Jan 15, 2016 – Apr 17, 2016
    Past Event
    Special Exhibition
    Free with Museum Admission
    Contact:
    Where:
    Museum of Art

     

    Drawing from the rich and varied Japanese collection of the Stibbert Museum in Florence Italy, this evocative exhibition features over 80 exquisite objects related to the legendary samurai warriors - full suits of armor, helmets, swords, sword-hilts, and saddles, as well as objects intended for more personal use that all characterize the period in which Japan was ruled by the samurai military class.

    Free docent-led of tours of Samurai: The Way of the Warrior will be available Tuesday through Sunday at 1:00 & 2:00 PM.  Interested visitors should meet at the exhibition entrance in the Museum of Art, Searing Wing (North side). A family-focused tour will be offered every Sunday at 2:00 PM.

    This exhibition is organized by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, Italy in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert.


    Sponsored by:

    Gulf Coast Community FoundationPNC Wealth Managament

     

     

    Support for this exhibition was provided in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues; the Amicus Foundation Endowment; the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation Endowment; The Japan Foundation, New York; and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.

    Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax

    Japan Foundation New York


    Image: Suit of armor / Watashiro kebiki odoshi tachi-dō tosei gusoku
    Haruta School (helmet); Unkai School (hanbō)
    Steel, brass, gilded copper, horn, wood, leather, laquer, silk, silk brocade
    First half of the 18th century
    78 3/4 × 55 1/8 × 39 3/8 in. (200 × 140 × 100 cm)
    Museo Stibbert, Florence, Inv. no. 8093

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