This exhibition introduces Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th–19th centuries. The 130 warrior-related objects are selected from the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and Gary Grose, a local collector. In addition to 11 full suits of armor and a wide variety of arms, this exhibition will also feature the museum’s related Japanese art works, including battle prints, paintings, metal crafts, banners and costumes – many will be on display for the first time.
Ticketed – free for members!
In Depth: Conserving Samurai Suits with Kelly Rectenwald
SAT. FEB. 11, 2017
Evenings for Educators: Dressed to Kill
THURS. FEB. 16, 2017
Picture This! Teen Book Club: Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
SAT. FEB. 18, 2017
Art in the Making: Ink Painting
SUN. FEB. 19, 2017
Wee Wednesday: Travel the World
WED. FEB. 22, 2017
Art After Dark: Dressed to Kill
FRI. FEB. 24, 2017
Connect: Wearing Armor
SAT. FEB. 25, 2017
MUSE: In the Far East
SUN. MARCH 12, 2017
See the Story Book Club: Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka
SAT. MARCH 18, 2017
Art in the Making: Samurai Helmets
SAT. MARCH 18, 2017
Ancient Meets Contemporary: Glory and Honor
SAT. MARCH. 18, 2017
Asian Art Society Lecture: Samurai Culture: Three Perspectives
SUN. APR. 2, 2017
InDepth: Dressed to Kill with Curator of Asian Art Hou-mei Sung
SAT. APR. 8, 2017
Family First Saturday Japanamania
SAT. MAY 6, 2017
Public Tours: Dressed to Kill
THURSDAYS, FEB. 23–MAY 4, 2017, 6:30 P.M.
Excluding April 13th and April 27th.
Public Tour with ASL Interpretation: Dressed to Kill
SAT. APR. 15, 2017
Click on the links below to view and download gallery guides for Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor.
Dressed to Kill: Educator Information
(Video) Watch as one of the Dressed to Kill swords is prepared and installed.
Posted by: Conservation
With the opening of Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor coming soon, our paper conservator has almost finished repairs to a Japanese folding book for the exhibition. Read more...
The Wall Street Journal | The Samurai Way
Cincinnati Enquirer | Discover the samurai at Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Business Courier | Cincinnati Art Museum acquires one of its largest collections
WCPO Cincinnati | Discover the Japanese Samurai at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Art Daily | Cincinnati Art Museum celebrates transformative Weisman gift of Japanese prints
Antiques and the Arts | Survey Japan's Samurai Culture
Polly Magazine | Dressed to Kill - Cincinnati Art Museum
91.7 WVXU Cincinnati | Japanese History And Culture On Display At Cincinnati Art Museum
Movers & Makers | What's new at the museums
Want to know more about the Samurai?
Check out this video from Artrageous with Nate, featuring Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection of Samurai armor!