Arms & Armor in History, Literature & Art
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Lecturer: Donald LaRocca
The armored man was for centuries an archetypical figure in the history, literature, and art of medieval and Renaissance Europe. His presence is vividly embodied today through surviving examples of the armor he wore and the weapons he carried. View a selection of rare and beautiful armor, helmets, swords, and firearms from museum collections around the world, including the MIA's. LaRocca will explain the original function of these often-enigmatic items while also examining their importance as historical objects and works of art.
LaRocca is a curator in the Department of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has organized numerous exhibitions and authored multiple publications.
$15; $10 MIA members, free for members of the Decorative Arts Affinity Group.
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