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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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