Arms and Armor

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
1000 Fifth Avenue

The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ranks with those of the other great armories of the world, in Vienna, Madrid, Dresden, and Paris. It consists of approximately 15,000 objects that range in date fr... more

The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ranks with those of the other great armories of the world, in Vienna, Madrid, Dresden, and Paris. It consists of approximately 15,000 objects that range in date from about 400 B.C. to the nineteenth century. Though Western Europe and Japan are the regions most strongly represented—the collection of more than five thousand pieces of Japanese armor and weapons is the finest outside Japan—the geographical range of the collection is extraordinary, with examples from the Near East, the Middle East, India, Central Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and North America. The focus is on outstanding craftsmanship and decoration—that is, items often intended solely for display rather than for actual use, from minute ornamental sword fittings to full suits of armor.


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Arms and Armor

Wed, October 20
9:30AM
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Thu, October 21
9:30AM
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Sat, October 23
9:30AM
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Sun, October 24
9:30AM
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Tue, October 26
9:30AM
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Wed, October 27
9:30AM
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Thu, October 28
9:30AM
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Occurs 48 more times through Jan 06

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710

Schedule

October 20, Wednesday 9:30AM
October 21, Thursday 9:30AM
October 23, Saturday 9:30AM
October 24, Sunday 9:30AM
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