Get an up close look at European arms and armors, dating from the Medieval and Renaissance ages to the romanticized Medieval period of the 1800s, at Knights at Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) through Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Knights explores the themes of love and war, jousts and tournaments, and the historical context in which the objects were made and used.
In the Middle Ages, knighthood was closely linked with horsemanship and jousting and was considered high fashion among the nobility of the 15th century. The provocative beauty and exquisite craftsmanship of the armor revealed the figure of the knight, his code of chivalry and his battlefield role.
Learn about all this and more at HMNS’ Knights in Shining Armor exhibit. You’ll see full suits of armor, helmets, corselets, shields, swords and other weaponry in an exhibit exploring the themes of love and war, jousts and tournaments, and historical context.
You’ll marvel at the still-life (Natura Morta) armor installation, even as you whisper silent words of thanks for being born in the era of modern-day stretchy pants.
Knights in Shining Armor at Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Dates: Through Wednesday, May 2, 2018
- Times: 9am to 6pm. The museum is open to 9pm once a month as part of its After Dark series. Click here for details on the monthly late night event.
- Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
- Admission: This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Full price tickets are $30 for ages 12 and up; $20 for ages 3 to 11; $20 for ages 62 and up; discounted $17 tickets are available for most dates.
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