Golf the Galleries 2021

For its fourth collaboration with The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries’ Golf the Galleries, the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) presents Check, Please! an off-site experience of our current exhibition Check, Please! Chess Dining & Decor. Food, like the game of chess, brings people together. Check, Please! includes food and drink-themed chess sets and chess-inspired home decor from the collection of the WCHOF. With a mission to promote the cultural aspects of the game of chess, the WCHOF seeks to demonstrate that chess is everywhere! Though chess is often seen as a competitive sport and a game of war, there is also a very fun and whimsical side of the ancient game. Check, Please! is an immersive exhibition designed to invite visitors into fun, familiar environments decorated by food and drink-themed decor inspired by chess.

The WCHOF celebrates one of the world’s oldest and best-loved games through vibrant, engaging exhibitions and creative programming. A non-profit, collecting Institution, the WCHOF houses both the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, which honor the accomplishments of the game’s finest players. Our mission is to educate visitors, fans, players and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance. Unique shows and programs are designed to appeal to both the chess novice and expert, defying expectations and enhancing knowledge of the game. Along with those of its sister organization, the Saint Louis Chess Club, the WCHOF’s activities have distinguished Saint Louis as a national and international chess destination.

At this hole, play through the chess pieces that are lined up like candy canes! Then, to continue to enjoy chess and food and drink, scan the in-person QR code for a free coffee when you visit Kingside Diner on the Saint Louis Chess Campus!

Golf the Galleries is on view for a limited time, July 2 - September 6, 2021