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Meridian Young Professionals: Inside the Armor Cocktail Tour

Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Created in an age before computer planning and intricate military technology, the armor that shielded the legendary Samurai warriors of Japan remains a marvel of protective art.

The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, the only museum in the world dedicated to Samurai Art, hosts the Council’s Meridian: Young Professionals for a private evening tour on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The current exhibit is “Samurai: Inside the Armor,” an exploration of the “hidden secrets behind the construction of these masterpieces.”

The Museum is the permanent home of this artwork. Pieces of the collection have been seen by, the museum says, “a collective global audience of 1.25 million people” at facilities in eight major cities including Santiago, Chile’s Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda, the Denver Art Museum and Fort Worth’s famed Kimball Art Museum.

This Inside the Armor exhibition has a technological facet that explores the answers to these questions: “What lies beneath in the interiors of such ornate pieces? Were a myriad of materials used? What was the construction technique like?”

The answers were determined by what the Museum calls “the meticulous expertise” of Dallas County Community College District’s Brookhaven College of Radiologic Sciences Program” in Farmer’s Branch. Special x-rays of the armor were taken to explore how these pieces of armor were assembled.

This Meridian: Inside the Armor Cocktail Tour begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail mixer at Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar followed by the 6:30 p.m. private tour for 20 Meridians and guests.


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6:00 PM Cocktail Mixer
6:30 PM Private Tour
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The Ann & Gabriel-Mueller Museum
2501 N Harwood St.
Dallas, Texas 75201
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$15 Members
$30 Non-Members
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