Opening Reception—Summer Exhibitions 2014
ThursdayMay 8
Opening Reception—Summer Exhibitions 2014

World Chess Hall of Fame
Saint Louis, Missouri

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions, Cage & Kaino: Pieces and Performances and Strategy by Design: Games by Michael Graves.

Opening Reception

6:00–8:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Introduction of Artist, Glenn Kaino & Guest Curator, Larry List
6:45 p.m. Introduction to of Guest Curator, Bradley Bailey, associate professor of art history at Saint Louis University

Admission is free and open to the public.
Complimentary valet. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


About the Exhibitions

Cage & Kaino: Pieces and Performances is an exhibition accompanied by rare live performances of the work of 20th-century composer John Cage and contemporary multimedia artist Glenn Kaino. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Cage and Kaino each created works inspired by their fascination with chess. Cage’s classic 1968 Reunion uses chess play to spontaneously compose and conduct unique musical performances, while in Kaino’s 2007 The Burning Boards event the chess pieces made of burning candles force thirty-two players to confront time and chance.

Strategy by Design: Games by Michael Graves focuses on the games designed by the Michael Graves Design Group. Part of the line of housewares, decorative accessories, and furnishings created for the Target Corporation (now sold exclusively by JCPenney), these games bear the inimitable Graves stamp in their sleek and sophisticated design. While the exhibition features such games as Scrabble®, Monopoly®, Poker, and Stratego®, the central element is the chess set, which is complemented by materials used in the design and creation of the set loaned by the Michael Graves Design Group.