Samurai Art Museum Set to Open

Samurai art
Samurai art. (Harwood International)

If you’ve ever thrilled to the clanging of swords and the whooshing sound of warriors in classic Japanese movies like ‘The Seven Samurai’ or ‘Sword of Doom,’ the opening of a museum in Dallas devoted to Samurai art should make your heart swell.

The museum is set to open in late spring, according to the Dallas Morning News. Art collector Gabriel Barbier-Mueller plans to open the museum above the Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar, 2501 N. Harwood. The museum will be part of the Harwood International Center, a mixed-use development, which is convenient, since Barbier-Mueller founded Harwood International and has already displayed part of his collection there. (See picture above.)

The building itself, Saint Ann Court (pictured below), rises 21 stories and is “known as the tallest office tower in Uptown,” per their website. The lobby features the Samurai Espresso Bar. May we suggest adding a Samurai video display, screening samurai movies throughout the day?

Saint Ann Court
Site of the future Samurai art museum, Saint Ann Court Building, Dallas