Cool Knights: Armor from the European Middle Ages and Renaissance

E&I Program: 
Art To Go
Grade level : 
2 to 12
Publication Date: 
Jonathan Kline
Claire Lee Rogesr

Real pieces of armor used by Medieval knights and Renaissance noblemen can be touched and sometimes tried on in this presentation.  Objects include a piece of chain mail, a breastplate, a gauntlet, and a close helmet. Both the technological development and the artistry of armor are discussed, as are some of the popular misconceptions of armor.