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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

Henri Gervex: Cafe Scene in Paris

Henri Gervex

Cafe Scene in Paris, 1877

“When I first saw this painting, what caught my eye was the shimmering, silvery-pink color of the dress, and how it contrasts with the dark tones in the rest of the painting. I also like that the women seem to be there on their own terms - hanging out and smoking with the men, which I imagine might have been a bit unusual in 1877. Watch this Staff Pick on our YouTube Channel http://ow.ly/3BbHa ”

Pam Marcil, Public Relations Director

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