Arms and the men

Get ready to unleash your inner shogun.

“Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor,” a nationally touring exhibit, opens at the Katonah Museum of Art Sunday. The show, which runs through Jan. 4, contains an array of garments and objects worn by the samurai, an elite warrior class dating from the 12th century. But that’s not all.

The KMA will feature an exhibit-within-the-exhibit, focusing on 12 striking kimonos from the Alexander Murray Collection. These hand-dyed, painted, stitched, and embroidered works represent the 18th to 20th centuries.

Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens and students; free for children under the age of 12.

The museum is at 134 Jay St. off Route 22. For more, visit

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