The WCHOF’s public programming explores the issues and ideas at the core of its exhibitions. These events include gallery tours, informal talks, and lectures and panel discussions presented by curators, collectors, and artists. Public Programs also make connections among chess, art, and life through fun activities such as book discussions, dance demonstration, workshops, and food tastings.
Artist Talks and Performance Series
Offered in conjunction with current exhibitions and the collections on view, the WCHOF Artist Talks and Performance Series features curators, scholars, and artists engaging and discussing subjects relevant chess’ enduring cultural context. The series is offered periodically throughout the year, pending availability of speakers and artists, and touches on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to art, history, chess, and popular culture. When possible, lectures will be accompanied by a question and answer or discussion portion, allowing for meaningful interaction between visitors and speakers, and between visitors themselves.
iPod tours of current exhibitions are available daily at the front desk and at no cost. In order to check out a WCHOF iPod, you will be asked to temporarily surrender a small valuable, such as a driver’s license, while the device is in your possession.
For the hearing impaired, transcripts of current audio tours are also available at the front desk.
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