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The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

The Last Knight- The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

See all sorts of cool European armor  through the lens of Emperor Maximilian I’s (1459–1519) remarkable life. With 180 objects from some thirty public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades 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.

Features many works of art on view outside Europe for the first time, including 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.

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