March 2008

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  • Member Magazine
Published: March 1, 2008
Knights armour close up with black details

Armor as Technology and Art

When most of us consider arms and armor, we probably conjure certain mental images: medieval knights, adventures in foreign lands, crusades, the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the romance of tournaments, and courtesy toward women. Such images have a profound place in Western culture. Arms and Armor fr...

Armor for the Tilt (Plankengestech). South Germany, Augsburg, 1570-80. Steel and leather. Styrian Museum Joanneum, Landeszeughaus, Graz, Austria. Inv. 1903


Photo Surrealism

In June 2007 a major acquisition of 168 photographs—135 individual prints, one book, and a portfolio—significantly strengthened the museum’s holdings of European photography. These remarkable images, created primarily by European photographers from the 1920s through the 1940s, represent the height o...