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Samurai, Sushi and Sake at the Cincinnati Art Museum

2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Samurai, Sushi and Sake at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Feb. 24

Art After Dark: Dressed to Kill event will highlight Japanese culture

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CINCINNATI— Discover the Japanese samurai at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE event Art After Dark: Dressed to Kill, Friday, February 24, 5–9 p.m.

Art After Dark highlights the museum’s newest exhibition Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor with live music by DJ ODI, sake drinks, origami making, FUSIAN sushi available for purchase, movie screening of Seven Samurai” and Kendo performances. Art After Dark guests also gain free access to the ticketed Dressed to Kill exhibition from 5–9 p.m.

The Art After Dark event includes:

  • Happy hour from 5–6 p.m. and specialty sake cocktails (while supplies last). Guests 21+ only.
  • Sushi from FUSIAN available for purchase (while supplies last).
  • Free, exclusive access to Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor and Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin.
  • Live music by DJ ODI from 6–8 p.m. in the Great Hall.
  • Origami making in the Terrace Café (while supplies last). Limited seating and supplies available.
  • Kendo performance from 7-7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.
  • Screening of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” film from 5–9 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Art After Dark admission and parking are FREE to the public. To learn more, visit Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include CFM, WVXU and CityBeat.

About Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor

Now – May 7, 2017

Cincinnati Art Museum’s new Dressed to Kill samurai exhibition was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. This exhibition introduces Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th–19th centuries. The 130 warrior-related objects are selected from the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and Gary Grose, a local collector. In addition to 11 full suits of armor and a wide variety of arms, Dressed to Kill features the museum’s related Japanese art works, including battle prints, paintings, metal crafts, banners and costumes – many on display for the first time.

General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended Thursday hours until 8