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Boehm: Chess - Pawn Shop: The Game of Chess in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum at Metropolitan Museum of Art

01/18/12 Fifth Ave. @ 82nd St. Map
212-535-7710
www.metmuseum.org Ages: All Ages

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Barbara Drake Boehm, Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. Chess as we know it constitutes one of the great legacies of the Middle Ages. Drawing on works of art in the Metropolitan, this lecture explores how chess, introduced to Europe from Muslim Spain, emerged as a knightly exercise and a high-stakes game of romance. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis. This talk is part of the Met Salon Series. Refreshments served. 6pm.

Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.

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