Project Description

Armed & Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal, on view at Berkshire Museum from January 23 through June 6, 2010, explored the evolution, function, and craft of weaponry and armor throughout human culture. The exhilarating exhibition spanned centuries and continents, with exquisite examples of early weapons, such as elaborately designed swords, shields, daggers, clubs, and maces whose artistry belies their functional purpose. The show included culturally diverse regalia, including three full sets of medieval armor and a Persian horned helmet.