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March 9 - June 1, 2014

Samurai: Beyond the Sword

Discover the artist behind the armor. Samurai: Beyond the Sword explores artworks that project the image of the samurai not only as fierce warriors but also as patrons of the arts and sophisticated artists and scholars. Tickets are on sale now.

Staff Picks

Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Wedding Dance

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Wedding Dance, c. 1566

“Bruegel's lively painting is certainly a celebratory scene, but it may also carry moralizing overtones warning against drinking, dancing, and lust. ”

Graham W. J. Beal, Director, President and CEO

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