Upcoming Exhibitions

September 22, 2018 – January 13, 2019

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Knights in Armor features stunning masterpieces of European arms and armor, dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the Romanticized Medieval revival of the 1800s.

The provocative beauty and the exquisite craftsmanship of more than 90 pieces of armor, including full suits, helmets, corselets, shields, swords and paintings on loan from the Museo Stibbert of Florence, Italy bring to life the legendary figure of the knight, his code of chivalry and his battlefield role. 

Knights in Armor is brought to you by the generosity of Frank and Eileen DeSantis. The exhibition was organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy.

Image credit:
Natura Morta Arrangement by Frederick Stibbert
© Archivio Fotografico Museo Stibbert


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