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Fall 2019 Exhibitions Opening Reception
• Cost: Free
You’re invited to the opening reception of two all-new exhibits at the World Chess Hall of Fame —”Michael Drummond: Being Played” and “A Beautiful Game”— showcasing the unique connections among chess, fashion, and beauty.
“Michael Drummond: Being Played” weaves a narrative about the effects of the fast fashion industry on climate change through the lens of chess-inspired creations by Saint Louis-based garment designer Michael Drummond. The exhibit showcases new designs using a variety of naturally-occurring and man-made materials, including laser-cut synthetics, clothing spun from steel, handcrafted shoes and digitally-printed accessories.
“A Beautiful Game” both showcases artifacts from the World Chess Hall of Fame collection—chess-inspired beauty products, photographs, posters, and advertisements—and illustrates how the sophistication and brilliance of the game have been celebrated and revered in chess and popular culture. The exhibition also highlights new, interactive artwork by chess champion and author Jennifer Shahade as well as “Pinned!” fashion designer Audra Noyes.
Admission is free and there will be complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Complimentary valet will also be available.
The World Chess Hall of Fame