Date(s) - 09/04/2014
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Presented in collaboration with the National Ornamental Metal Museum’s Protective Ornament exhibition, MCA’s first presenter of the 2014-15 Visiting Artist Lecture Series will be Suzanne Ramljak, author, craft historian, editor of Metalsmith magazine and curator of the Protective Ornament exhibition. A Q&A session will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
Dressed for Defense Contemporary Armor to Amulets
From the beginning of time, armor and amulets have been enlisted for human protection. Guest curator Suzanne Ramljak will explore contemporary examples of these ancient forms, demonstrating the safeguarding role such objects continue to play, especially in our current Age of Terror. A broad range of strategies for defense will be revealed, including smart updates on helmets, knuckledusters, chain mail, talismans and wearable weaponry.