Knights in Armor showcases stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. More than one hundred rare objects—including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords, and other weaponry—tell the tale of the European knight from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through to the medieval revival of the nineteenth century. The exhibition explains the historical and functional contexts of arms and armor of this period while also highlighting the undeniable beauty and artistic appeal of these works.

Organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy

Supported in part by

The Sandra Schatten
Foundation

Supported in part by

The Anne and Joe Russell Family

Spanish translation sponsor

Additional funding provided by our Friends of Renaissance Art


Presented in part by

Exhibition gallery

Events and programs

Lectures + Gallery Talks
Thursday, June 30, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Curator’s Perspective: The Aesthetic of Knights in Armor

Member Event
Sunday, July 3, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Member Morning: Knights in Armor

Tours
Thursday, July 7, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Frist at Home:
Knights in Armor

Tours
Thursday, July 28, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Frist at Home:
Knights in Armor

Films
Thursday, July 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 

Workshops
Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adult ARTlab: Metalworking 

Films
Thursday, August 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Film: The Green Knight (2021)

Films
Saturday, September 10, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Film: Man of La Mancha (1972) 

Workshops
Friday, September 16, 10:45–11:45 a.m.

Making Memories: A Dementia Social Engagement Program

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