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