See them on display At the Huntsville museum of art. Exhibit Closes on January 14th
The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum will be on display at the Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) until Sunday, January 14.
“The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection showcases the extraordinary evolution of armor through the centuries,” said Christopher J. Madkour, HMA’s Executive Director. “The Huntsville Museum of Art invites the public to immerse themselves in history’s most remarkable treasures.”
Armor is as old as human civilization, and has been used in various forms in societies around the globe, but full suits of articulated steel plates were made only in Europe, and only for a brief time in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This exhibition explores the story of armor in its golden age.
Suits of armor are among the most popular objects with museumgoers, but there are few significant collections of armor in the Americas. In 2014, the Worcester Art Museum acquired the Higgins Armory Collection. While most of this rare collection is in storage awaiting the creation of a dedicated arms and armor gallery, there is a unique opportunity to share these objects with a national and international public. Visitors will discover the diverse and often surprising stories embedded in these powerful objects. Far from the ungainly exoskeleton we often imagine today, the suit of armor was made to be sleek and stylish—painstakingly engineered, elegantly designed, and treasured as the expression of its owner’s taste, sophistication, and prowess. This exhibition was organized by the Worcester Art Museum.
The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum is on display through Jan. 14.
The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Lead Sponsor: Kelly and Randy Shrimsher
President’s Circle Sponsors: Torch Technologies
Artists’ Circle Sponsor: i3
Media Sponsor: Alabama Media Group
Additional Support: Alabama State Council on the Arts & Huntsville Museum of Art Guild