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Walking Tour: The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I at the Met

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The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I (October 7, 2019 through January 5, 2020) will examine the profound significance of European armor at the dawn of the Renaissance, through the lens of the life of Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519). The exhibit coincides with the 500th anniversary of Maximilian's death and is the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades. Including more than 180 objects from public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, The Last Knight will explore how Maximilian's unparalleled passion for the trappings and ideals of knighthood served his boundless worldly ambitions, imaginative stratagems, and resolute efforts to forge a lasting personal and family legacy. This exhibition will feature Maximilian's own sumptuous armors that highlight his patronage of the greatest European armorers of his age, as well as related manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, glass, tapestry, and toys, all of which emphasize the emperor's dynastic ambitions and the centrality of chivalry at the imperial court and beyond.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Page Knox 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/1/2019 - 11/1/2019 Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art  Map Page Knox