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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 (76)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 132 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 134 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 181 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 106 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 175 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 234 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 333 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1031 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 166 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 160 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2220 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5135 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) 110 views