Miya Ando at The Met Museum

[Originally posted April 30th, 2014]


Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armor from Medieval Knights to Game of Thrones

Tuesday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Show location on map

SPARK: A Conversation Series

Michele Claptoncostume designer for Game of Thrones
Miya Andoartist
Pierre Terjanian, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge, Department of Arms and Armor, MMA

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.

This fast-paced cabaret-style series explores vital cultural issues through the lens of the Met. Each program gathers artists and thought leaders to engage in unscripted, surprising, and engaging conversation. SPARK is hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio’s Studio 360.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

Above: Miya Ando, Gold Kimono, 2013, hand-dyed anodized aluminum, 22 karat gold leaf, 52 x 40 inches. Sundaram Tagore Gallery.