ExhibitionsSamurai: Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller
Future Exhibition

Samurai: Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller

June 23 – September 17, 2023



Members and Museum Pass: FREE
Not-Yet-Members: $16.50



Yokohagidō tōsei gusoku armor, Nanbokuchō period, 1336–1392 (helmet); mid-Edo period, eighteenth century (suit), iron, shakudō, gold and silver lacquer, lacing, leather, bronze, wood, silk, brocade, and bear fur. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo by Brad Flowers.


Efu no tachi sword, signed Bishū Osafune jū Yokoyama Kōzuke Daijō Fujiwara Sukesada (Yokoyama Kōzuke Daijō Fujiwara Sukesada residing in Osafune in Bizen province), early Edo period, 1660–1670, bronze, stingray skin, wood, lacquer, nashiji, and gold. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo by Brad Flowers.

This summer, the High will present an exhibition featuring one of the most important collections of samurai armor outside of Japan. Through a dazzling array of more than one hundred fifty helmets, swords, and other objects spanning almost nine centuries, including nearly twenty complete sets of armor, the exhibition will illuminate the exceptionally high level of design and craft dedicated to these elaborate instruments of ceremony and combat and reveal the culture, lifestyle, and artistic legacy associated with the samurai warrior in Japanese society. The High is the first museum in the Southeastern United States to present this exhibition, which has traveled to cities around the world.

This exhibition is organized by

Premier Exhibition Series Sponsor

Premier Exhibition Series Supporters

ACT Foundation, Inc.
William N. Banks, Jr.
Cousins Foundation
Burton M. Gold
Sarah and Jim Kennedy 

Benefactor Exhibition Series Supporters

Robin and Hilton Howell

Ambassador Exhibition Supporters

Mrs. Fay S. Howell/The Howell Fund
The Fred and Rita Richman Fund
Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot 
Mrs. Harriet H. Warren
Elizabeth and Chris Willett

Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters

Farideh and Al Azadi 
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Mr. Joseph H. Boland, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer
Peggy Foreman
Helen C. Griffith  
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones
Joel Knox and Joan Marmo 
Margot and Danny McCaul 
Wade A. Rakes II & Nicholas Miller
USI Insurance Services 

Generous support is also provided by


Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund, Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund, Katherine Murphy Riley Special Exhibition Endowment Fund, Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Fund, and the RJR Nabisco Exhibition Endowment Fund.