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

October 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
Museum Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors & Students, Members & Children (under the age of 12) always enter free.

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.


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