The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection brings ten centuries of craftsmanship as one of the world’s only museums dedicated to samurai art with suits of armor, helmets, masks and weaponry. What makes this fine collection of Japanese armor a Dallas must-see is its location. The museum sits in a historic 1920s elementary school building, before it was transformed into a museum and Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar.
The Crow Museum of Asian Art is a breathtaking display of sculpture, artifacts and paintings dedicated to the arts of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Its centerpiece is a serene sculpture garden that houses 15 contemporary and historical works nestled amongst bamboo, maples, azaleas and pine trees. Inside, the museum features permanent and rotating exhibitions, lectures and gallery talks, wellness programs and special events.