World Chess Hall of Fame

Educates visitors, fans, players, and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance.
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Current Exhibitions:

The Imagery of Chess: Saint Louis Artists

With a mission to interpret the game of chess and its cultural and artistic significance, the World Chess Hall of Fame was honored to celebrate the history of the 1944 show in Fall 2016/Winter 2017 in Designing Chessmen: A Taste of The Imagery of Chess, by showcasing some of the original artwork and reproductions of pieces from the original exhibition. We are now proud to present The Imagery of Chess: Saint Louis Artists, featuring 20 leading local artists, writers, designers, musicians, and composers and their newly commissioned artwork and performances inspired by the game of chess. On exhibit through September 24, 2017.

POW! Capturing Superheroes, Chess & Comics

Featuring over 200 chess-related comic books; 18 rare and limited-edition chess sets, books, toys, playable chess sets; illustration stations; costumes; and a photo booth—this family-friendly show will bring out the kid in all of us! On exhibit through September 17, 2017.

Open Files II: Celebrating 5 Years of Collecting

Showcasing some of the most unique, historic, and fun artifacts acquired during the past five years, Open Files II: Celebrating 5 Years of Collecting includes 100 diverse objects from the World Chess Hall of Fame’s permanent collection. On exhibit through October 29, 2017.

Upcoming Exhibition:

PINNED! A Designer Chess Challenge

PINNED! is a first-of-its-kind designer challenge, developed in partnership with the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Saint Louis Fashion Fund, to celebrate the intersection of chess and fashion. Opens October 5, 2017.