Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis (on view November 15, 2011–April 22, 2012), this Sunday at the Met program explores what the Isle of Lewis chessmen can tell us about the development of chess as both a game and an art form.
Recorded March 4, 2012
Barbara Drake Boehm, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Art and Evolution of Chess
Dylan Loeb McClain, The New York Times chess columnist
Made for Laughs: How Comic Are the Lewis Chessmen?
James Robinson, senior curator, Late Medieval Collections, Department of Prehistory and Europe, The British Museum
Before TV and Computers: Playing Games in the Middle Ages
Charles T. Little, curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The exhibition is made possible by the Michel David-Weill Fund.