I’ve always been fascinated with weaponry ( I think I was an assassin or warrior in a past life because of my wild dreams), so when I saw that Armed + Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal was an exhibit at one of my favorite museums, it was added on my ever growing list of things to do. Finally, I’ll be able to take the exhibit in this upcoming week!
Armed + Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal covers the evolution, function, and craft of weaponry and armor across the past 3,000 years. The exhibit covers cultural usage (some were created for traditional use (fighting) while others as a symbol of power), how techonology played a part in their creation, myths, and more. There will also be an interactive space for all ages open during the duration of the exhibition: fun videos, games, and you’ll be able to try on various pieces of armor (both contemporary and medieval). The exhibit runs through March 11, 2012. For more info, click here.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Adult $7 | Senior Adults (65+) $6 | Students (with Student ID) $3
Youth (7-17) $3 | Children (6 & under) free
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm *Pay What You Can Day* | Thursday: 10am – 8pm | Friday: 10am – 4pm | Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: 11am – 5pm
The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Have you been to the exhibit yet? Are you planning to go? Comment below.