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

Thu, August 05
9:30AM
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Sat, August 07
9:30AM
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Sun, August 08
9:30AM
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Tue, August 10
9:30AM
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Wed, August 11
9:30AM
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Thu, August 12
9:30AM
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Sat, August 14
9:30AM
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Occurs 50 more times through Oct 23

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

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

Schedule

August 5, Thursday 9:30AM
August 7, Saturday 9:30AM
August 8, Sunday 9:30AM
August 10, Tuesday 9:30AM
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