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The Art Scene in Harwood District

Harwood District is an escape to explore a unique twist to Dallas’ vibrant arts and cultures scene with the only samurai museum in the United States and an array of art from around the world.

Harwood District is home to The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection, the only museum in the United States dedicated to samurai art and armor and one of the largest in the world.

Presenting its newest exhibition, IRON MEN: The Artistry of Iron in Samurai Armor, The Samurai Collection is open to the public Wednesdays – Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission. 

Beyond The Samurai Collection, an extensive array of art from the Barbier-Mueller family collection is on display throughout the Harwood District’s public office lobbies, private residential common spaces, gardens, and more.


The Samurai Collection

The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection features an array of samurai art and armor that once protected and adorned Japan’s fierce warriors. Established in the Harwood District in 2012, The Samurai Collection is the only museum of its kind in the United States and is one of the largest in the world.

Located at 2501 N. Harwood St., The Samurai Collection is housed on the second level of a historic Dallas landmark, the St. Ann’s School building, that is also home to Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. The Samurai Collection welcomes guests of all ages and is wheelchair accessible.

Explore The Samurai Collection’s newest exhibition, IRON MEN: The Artistry of Iron in Samurai Armor, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.


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Touring Exhibition

More than 140 pieces from the collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller form a one-of-a-kind touring counterpart to The Samurai Collection’s permanent home in Dallas’ Harwood District.

Showcasing full suits of samurai armor, helmets, masks, weapons, and horse tack, The Samurai Collection’s touring exhibition, SAMURAI, traces the evolution of the appearance and functionality that characterized Japanese warriors on the battlefield.

This large exhibition of samurai armor is currently touring through the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. 

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