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The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis

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

Introduction
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.

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (75)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 46 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 51 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 53 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 42 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 44 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 221 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 160 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 327 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 991 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 156 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2079 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5122 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 112 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 109 views