Arms and Armor

Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum: A Centennial Celebration

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

Trace the development and evolution of the Department of Arms and Armor and discover how the vision of founding curator Bashford Dean was instrumental in shaping the collection.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department.

Above: Bashford Dean in Japanese Armor, ca. 1900

Free with Museum admission

Teens Take the Met

Take over the Met for the night! Drop in for teen-only activities across the Museum, organized by over fifty NYC cultural and community organizations.

Honoré Daumier  (French, 1808–1879) | A Theater Audience (detail), 19th century | 1972.118.203

Watch video of past lectures and Sunday at the Met events.

Free Programs for Adults

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