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“Knights!” is the first attempt by Worcester Art Museum to show off its Higgins Armory Museum holdings. Pictured, field armor, circa 1590.
Harry Dostourian and grandson Phillip Gervais eyed a collection of swords.
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM
Mounting the exhibit in only three months necessitated a massive logistical effort by a dedicated team. Pictured, a Roman sculpture of Venus, first-second century.
JOHN WOODMAN HIGGINS COLLECTION
Conceived by WAM director Matthias Waschek, the exhibit is an attempt to create an original display. Pictured, an Italian boarding sword, circa 1500-25.
The show’s experimental quality mostly enlivens the experience. Pictured, a Greek breastplate of “muscled’’ cuirass, circa 300 BC.
Aidan Lynch of Westborough tried on armor at the “Knights!” exhibit.
Parents and children from a Shrewsbury preschool checked out an exhibit.
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