2015 / “Art of the Samurai” exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nov. 1 – Mar. 1, 2015

LACMA Art of Samurai Yoshitoshi

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, “Gosho Gorozo Battling a Shadow” Color woodblock print. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Herbert R. Cole Collection. Photo © 2014 Museum Associates/LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles

Pavilion for Japanese Art, East Wing and The Helen and Felix Juda Gallery

November 1, 2014–March 1, 2015

Art of the Samurai: Swords, Paintings, Prints, and Textiles,” showcases Japanese swords, samurai robes, battle screens, and woodblock prints depicting legends and battles.

This installation in the Pavilion for Japanese Art complements the exhibition “Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection” from Oct. 19 through Feb. 1, 2015 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The East Wing features paintings and textiles from LACMA’s collection, including elaborate painted screens and hanging scrolls that exemplify the kind of objects that the Samurai possessed or commissioned, or imagery and subjects that would have held special meaning for the warrior class.

The Helen and Felix Juda Gallery showcases sword blades and related fittings, as well as other weapons and woodblock prints. All of the prints are from LACMA’s collection and present warriors in action, sporting armor and weapons, and images of popular Samurai legends. This exhibition is included in general admission.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. www.lamca.org

Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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