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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) 120 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 118 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 149 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 94 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 152 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 226 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 330 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1012 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 164 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 158 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2168 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5133 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