Attend a complimentary curator tour of our milestone exhibition, Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture in Saint Louis. Curator Emily Allred will guide guests through all three floors of the show, accompanied by special guest and exhibition participant, Michael DeFilippo. DeFilippo will provide insight on his chess set, Play Chess on the Moon, which has been featured twice in exhibitions at the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture in Saint Louis celebrates the best chess, art, and culture from all 50 exhibitions held at the World Chess Hall of Fame since its 2011 relocation to Saint Louis, Missouri. The three-floor show features more than 120 artworks and artifacts, including pieces related to world chess champions, works by internationally-acclaimed artists, chess-inspired creations by Saint Louis-based creatives, and loans from notable chess collectors and art institutions.
Michael DeFilippo is a semi-retired commercial photographer. His relationship with the World Chess Hall of Fame began in 2011. The conceptual chess board titled Play Chess on the Moon resulted from combining the influences of the masterpieces he photographed for the WCHOF with his hobby of making ornamental topographic maps.
Wednesday, May 18 - 6:00 pm