There are three known surviving European hand-painted playing cards that date to the Middle Ages. One of these, The Cloisters Playing Cards, is the center of this exhibit that showcases some of the secular art from The Cloisters Collection. Others in the exhibit include a woodblock deck, fifteenth-century German engraved cards, and north Italian tarot cards. For more information, visit metmuseum.org.
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The Met Cloisters
Fort Tryon Park, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr.Manhattan, NY 10040