SEGD Richmond Chapter Event: VMFA Samurai Armor Exhibit

Jun 12, 2024
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia
United States

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Behind the Scenes at the VMFA

Please join us for a behind the scenes look at the Samurai Armor exhibit at the VMFA. We will hear from the exhibit designers about their process and the particulars of putting together an exhibit at the VMFA, followed by a tour through the exhibit itself. Finally, we hope that you will stick around for an onsite happy hour to connect and reflect.

About the exhibit: Travel back in time for an awe-inspiring look at Japan’s exquisitely crafted samurai armor. Coming to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection—one of the largest and finest collections in the world—the assembled works offer a glimpse of samurai history with a focus on ceremonial adornments created within the flourishing artistic culture of the Edo period. Offering a rare personal encounter with these stunning works of art, the exhibition of more than 140 objects features full suits of armor and an array of weapons, helmets, masks, horse accessories, woodblock prints, and textiles. As a worldwide fascination with and reverence for samurai warriors persists today, VMFA’s immersive exhibition delves into the storied world of this elite military class, tracing the evolution and artistic legacy of its famed armor.