Inauguración del Edificio Martin
Inspired by the reopening of the Martin Building!
The suit of armor was crafted in the 1700s during the Edo period, a period of over 250 years of peace in Japanese history. What do you notice on the armor that hints at what was admired about samurai warriors?
Using the samurai's suit of armor as an example, think about whether there is an order or a ritual to when you get dressed. Which items are important? Are there certain things you wear that have a purpose?
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
tells the story of Hachiko through the eyes of Kentaro, a young boy whose life is changed forever by his friendship with this very special dog.
Suit of Armor and Helmet
is a unique object in our collection that looks functional but was actually made in admiration of Samurai’s of the past. Take a closer look at how this suit of armor balances delicate details and symbols of fierceness and consider what faithfulness, loyalty, and dedication might have meant in 18th century Japan.
We welcome you to explore the museum on your own as well!
Extend your in-gallery learning and get creative with an artmaking workshop.
Explore the collection with the earth in mind. Consider how environmental concerns are woven into the art making and viewing processes.
Explore ways objects and artworks display or challenge ideas about power and privilege. What is power? Who has power and why? What is your own power?
We can view art through many different lenses to explore our world and our identities. Art can reflect who we are and help us understand ourselves and others better.