Opening Reception for T. S. Eliot and Sound Moves

Join us for a complimentary opening reception of Sound Moves: Where Music Meets Chess and T.S. Eliot: A Game of Chess at the World Chess Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy free admission with complimentary cocktails and valet; RSVP's suggested.

Sound Moves: Where Music Meets Chess explores the diversity of intersections shared by two of the world’s most universally beloved endeavors, the art and sport of chess and the production, performance, and experience of music. The exhibition features albums, videos, photographs, and instruments from some of history’s most famous chess players and musicians, including Katy Perry, the Kid LAROI, RZA and GZA, Garry Kasparov, A.D. Philidor, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Chuck Berry, Sting, Patti Smith, Julian Casablancas, the White Stripes, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie among others. On view May 17, 2023-January 28, 2024.

T. S. Eliot: A Game of Chess explores Eliot’s famous poem, The Waste Land, through the theme of chess. After World War I, the Spanish Flu, and his father’s death, Eliot wrote The Waste Land, a poem expressing grief and feelings of alienation in a rapidly modernizing society. Situated just steps from his parent’s home in Saint Louis' Central West End, this exhibit features artifacts and multimedia displays relating to Eliot’s poem, his chess metaphors, and the many strands of his life that he wove into his writing. On view May 17, 2023-January 21, 2024.



Wednesday, May 17 - 5:00 pm