Head’s up to American Ricardians with an interest in armor!
The Toledo Museum of Art is currently hosting an extensive exhibit about armor: from its earliest use in the Ancient Greek period, through to the Medieval period, and beyond. This is currently on display, and is scheduled to close on February 27. For more information, check out their website.
“Suits of armor, and the warriors who wore them, have fueled the human imagination since they first appeared in the ancient world. The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum, explores how these compelling exoskeletons have been used in various forms around the globe, from antiquity to modern times. The Worcester Art Museum’s Higgins Armory Collection is the one of the largest collections of arms and armor in the United States.
Full suits of articulated steel plates were made only briefly in Europe’s golden age of armor during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. The exhibition examines how armor played an important role in the military, technological and cultural life of societies throughout history.
The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum will be on view in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Levis Gallery from Nov. 6, 2021 through Feb. 27, 2022.”