Lewis Chessmen to visit Cloisters

Visitors to New York City this winter will have a rare opportunity outside of the United Kingdom to view an exhibit featuring the Lewis Chessmen.

From November 15, 2011 through April 22, 2012, the Cloisters Museum and Gardens will host The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis, an exhibit of 12th century ivory game pieces discovered in Scotland in the 19th century.