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

Tue, December 07
9:30AM
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Wed, December 08
9:30AM
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Thu, December 09
9:30AM
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Sat, December 11
9:30AM
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Sun, December 12
9:30AM
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Tue, December 14
9:30AM
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Wed, December 15
9:30AM
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Thu, December 16
9:30AM
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Occurs 118 more times through Jun 02

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

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

Schedule

December 7, Tuesday 9:30AM
December 8, Wednesday 9:30AM
December 9, Thursday 9:30AM
December 11, Saturday 9:30AM
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