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February 2020

08feb1:00 pm4:00 pmEn Garde at MoFA1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Time

February 8, 2020 1:00pm - February 8, 2020 4:00pm

Location

Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA)

530 W Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 323006-1140

Event Details

  • See fencing and sword-fighting demonstrations by FSU’s Fencing Club, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), the HEMA Alliance (HEMAA) (a service organization for the Historical European Martial Arts community), and the local Kendo community.
  • Learn the rules and techniques of sword combat and competitions through the ages, and test your own skills at swordplay.
  • Take a guided tour of En Garde, MoFA’s interactive exhibition of historic prints from the museum’s Permanent Collection, swords on loan from FSU’s World War II Institute, and contemporary fencing equipment, which explores how dueling weapons have evolved from symbols of power to elements of sport.