The night is dark and full of educational events, my friends — at least if you live in New York City, where the decadent and detailed armament of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series will be on full display and the center of a discussion on the business of keeping our fleshy bits intact. Oh, la, la! As if HBO’s Game of Thrones could get any more highbrow, amirite?
On Tuesday, December 2nd, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will continue its SPARK: A Conversation Series with a discussion on its most recent exhibit, “Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armor from Medieval Knights to Game of Thrones,” and will feature Michele Clapton, the series’ costume designer and bringer-to-life of all the crazy battlements worn by the Starks, Lannisters, Nights’ Watch, and beyond.
Also included in the discussion are artist Miya Ando, artist and Pierre Terjanian, the Curator in Charge of the Department of Arms and Armor. (A dream job for any LARPer, no doubt.)
Per the description: “Over the centuries, people have tried to protect their all-too-vulnerable flesh in flashy carapaces of metal and wood. In this wide-ranging conversation about arms and armor, Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton reveals the pleasures and challenges of reimagining armor for the Starks and Lannisters; artist Miya Ando describes the influence of her sword-making ancestors on her 21st-century stainless steel kimono; and Met curator Pierre Terjanian offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Museum’s popular Arms and Armor galleries.” Tickets are $30 and on sale now.
Which armor from GoT is your favorite? Leave yours in the comments!