Past Event

The Art of Renaissance Warfare

September 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Event Description: 

The development of gunpowder, stirrups, and new techniques for polishing armor changed the face of war in sixteenth-century Europe. In this virtual conversation, Jonathan Tavares and Suzanne Karr Schmidt will discuss the importance of Renaissance-era innovations in military technology by focusing on a model cannon, pair of stirrups, and collection of armor on view in the Renaissance Invention exhibition.

Event Speakers:

  • Jonathan Tavares is Associate Curator of Arms, Armor and European Decorative Arts before 1700 at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Suzanne Karr Schmidt is the George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Newberry Library

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public; RSVP required. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Newberry Library in conjunction with the Renaissance Invention: Stradanus's Nova Reperta exhibition.