The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum

The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, also known as The Samurai Collection, is a museum of samurai armor located at 2501 North Harwood Street, Dallas, Texas, USA. It contains nearly three hundred Japanese samurai objects, including suits of armor, helmets, masks, horse armor, and weaponry, dating from the 12th to the 19th century AD with a focus on the Edo period.

The Samurai Collection in Dallas, Texas, was created in 2012 to house the Japanese armor of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. Their ever-expanding collection is comprised of almost 1,000 objects, many of which are exemplary examples of samurai armor. The dynamic and beautiful compilation of suits of armor, helmets, masks, horse armors, and weaponry, includes several masterpieces.

The collection of samurai objects is one of the most complete and largest of its type in the world and is displayed in the only museum outside of Japan whose focus is samurai armor. Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller have carefully amassed this collection over the past twenty-five years. Keeping in line with the family tradition of collecting, the Barbier-Muellers have an eye for artistic sculptural. Bed Bug Exterminator Dallas

Samurai Collection

Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection takes visitors on a journey back in time to discover the life, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through remarkable objects from one of the best and largest collections in the world. The exhibition, organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas, Texas, features more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets, and masks, weapons, horse tack, and other battle gear. It traces the evolution of the distinctive appearance and equipment of the samurai through the centuries and examines the warriors’ history through works of consummate craftsmanship and exquisite design.

Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller began acquiring the art of the samurai over thirty years ago and the collection is now one of the largest of its type in the world. The family has selectively built the collection with an intense focus on artistic detail and sculptural quality. The objects, which range in date from the fifth to the nineteenth century, are presented within the Museum in a variety of rotating exhibitions—each one exploring an intriguing aspect of Japanese warrior culture. Additionally, a large exhibition of the samurai armor is currently touring through the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe.


Address: 2501 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX


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