Prove your mettle at HMNS’ striking Knights exhibit

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Knights in Shining Armor at HMNS | Photo courtesy of HMNS

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

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