Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the exhibition SAMURAI: JAPANESE ARMOR FROM THE ANN AND GABRIEL BARBIER-MUELLER COLLECTION.
We travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 14th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.
During the centuries covered by the exhibition, warfare evolved Sent from my iPad
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, Art of Armor: Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, with essays by leading Japanese samurai armor experts.
SAMURAI: JAPANESE ARMOR FROM THE ANN AND GABRIEL BARBIER-MUELLER COLLECTION.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036