THE ANN & GABRIEL BARBIER-MUELLER COLLECTION
4.11.2021 – 5.6.2022 The Samurai: For over 700 years, these legendary warriors left their indelible stamp on the history and culture of Japan. Their story is one of loyalty and bravery, of power and intrigue. Their ethos and the aesthetic of their armor continues to fascinate to this day. “The Samurai Legend. The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection” presents the history of the samurai through their arms and armor. The exhibition reflects the social, military and artistic developments of their times from the dawn of the warrior tradition to the unmistakable mark this military nobility has left on modern popular culture. At the heart of this exhibition are the loans from the renowned private collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller in Dallas, USA. These have been augmented with outstanding weapons from the collection of the Bernisches Historisches Museum.