A Tear in the Veil: Beauty & Shadow in the Art of Alexander McQueen
WednesdayMar 12
A Tear in the Veil: Beauty & Shadow in the Art of Alexander McQueen

World Chess Hall of Fame
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

© S. Carmody Photo

© S. Carmody Photo

Jungian Psychoanalyst Mary Wells Barron presents a lecture exploring archetypal symbolism in the fashion of Alexander McQueen.

In the Spring of 2011, The Metropolitan Museum in New York opened an exhibition titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. This retrospective of the fashion created by McQueen presented archetypal images of astonishing power. This talk, containing forty-five images from Savage Beauty explores these “soul clothes” and the creative genius of Alexander McQueen. It is presented in coordination with the World Chess Hall of Fame’s exhibition A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion & Chess, which features several McQueen garments that embody various facets of feminine power.

Mary Wells Barron M.A., M.I.M., M.B.A. is a Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice in Saint Louis, Missouri. She trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has lectured in the United States and abroad for over twenty years on subjects related to the interface of art and psyche. Mary is a member of the Board of Directors of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS).


6:30pm Doors Open

7:00pm Lecture (approx. 1 hour)


Free and Open to the Public / Light Refreshments Provided / Seating is Limited

RSVP to claire grothe at claire.grothe@worldchesshof.org or (314) 367-9243 x 105.