Japanese myth and tradition in the contemporary imagination
April 18 - September 6, 2015
Funding for Samurai! has been provided in part by a generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
Artists in the Exhibition
Featuring Arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections
Samurai! Mural Painting
Mural sketches by Audrey Kawasaki © Audrey Kawasaki:
Video: WAM Makes List of 39 Museums Around The World To Visit - Charter TV3
The mural to the story - Worcester Magazine
The art of the ancient warrior: Discover connections between the Samurai and 'Star Wars' at Worcester Art Museum - Lowell Sun
Video: Samurai! on Open Studio With Jared Bowen -WGBH
Majestic murals at Worcester Art Museum - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Samurai: Still on cutting edge at Worcester Art Museum - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Contemporary artists explore Samurai in popular culture with new exhibition - Art Daily
Critic's picks: Art - The Boston Globe
Preview: "Samurai!" Group Exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum - Hi-Fructose Magazine
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The Giant Samurai Party!
Experience the old world meeting the new in this whirlwind celebration of traditional samurai arms & armor, on view alongside the work of contemporary artists that have been inspired by its history. Japanese taiko drummers from Odaiko New England (members-only hour) set the tone for the evening, which is packed with performances from shakuhachi master flutist Elizabeth Reian Bennett, theatrics, band The RiCECOOKERS, The Nom Nom Hut Japanese food truck, and more. Cash bar; Valet parking available.