The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host an upcoming remote course with Amanda Mikolic, curatorial assistant of medieval art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This remote course, titled “Arms, Armor, and the Armor Court at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” will be held on Wednesdays from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The evolution of European armor shows how utilitarian weapons and armor of the early middle ages were elevated to an art form. These exquisite pieces were crafted as late as the 19th century when armor was no longer seen on the battlefield but continued to be used to represent power and rank. Using armor from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Armor Court at the Cleveland Museum of Art, participants in this course will look at the history of arms and armor as well as the early history of the armor court itself and how it has become one of the preeminent spaces of the museum.