Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor – Explore Rare Weaponry of Ancient Culture at the Katonah Museum of Art


Thursday, December 25, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Katonah Museum of Art hosts the nationally-touring and critically-acclaimed exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, at its final stop on an extensive tour. Comprised of a dramatic array of objects and garments worn by the Samurai, an elite warrior class dating to the twelfth century, the exhibition exposes the remarkable beauty and craftsmanship of these rare and mesmerizing objects. The exhibition is on view October 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015.

In addition to highlights of the Samurai epoch, the KMA will feature an exhibition-within-the-exhibition focusing on twelve striking kimonos from the Alexander Murray Collection. Equal in splendor to the decidedly masculine samurai garments, kimonos and the world of women’s fashion are elegantly portrayed in pieces ranging from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. The ultimate in couture, each garment was exclusively designed, hand-dyed, painted, stitched, and embroidered to create a one-of-a-kind object.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, December 25, 2014
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$10 - Adults
$5 - Seniors and Students
Free - Members and Children under 12

Presenter: Katonah Museum of Art
Presenter Phone: 914-232-9555
Presenter Website: katonahmuseum.org

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