M.C. Escher Curator Tour

Join us at the World Chess Hall of Fame for a free curator-led tour with complimentary cocktails & appetizers as we explore our newest exhibition, M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations, plus a look at US Chess: 80 Years—Promoting the Royal Game in America.

Explore the mystery and complexity of chess enthusiast M.C. Escher through works spanning his entire career, and learn about the accomplishments of US Chess as we celebrate the organization’s 80th anniversary. Following the tour, browse and collect original M.C. Escher prints, exhibition merchandise, and stunning decorative chess sets at our award-winning gift shop, Q Boutique.

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations examines the mind-bending, mathematical, and metamorphic works of world-famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. The exhibit features an extensive collection of drawings, mezzotints, lithographs, and woodcuts, which blend and blur constructs inspired by impossible worlds, the intricacies of nature, and the infinity of chess.

US Chess: 80 Years—Promoting the Royal Game in America celebrates the official governing body of American chess and its many accomplishments since its 1939 founding. The exhibition uses audio, video, photographs, and never-before-exhibited artifacts that illustrate US Chess’s mission to empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess.

5:00 p.m. Cocktails

5:30 p.m. Tour

Free admission. Complimentary cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres.

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