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Food, like the game of chess, brings people together. Check, Please! highlights food and drink-themed chess sets and chess inspired tableware, utensils, etc. from the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame. Many of the latter date from the 1960s and 1970s, when American grandmaster Bobby Fischer brought attention to the game through his phenomenal performances on the international and national stages.
In addition to the exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame, Check, Please! will also be featured as the subject of one of the golf holes in the 2021 Golf the Galleries at The Sheldon. Additionally, during the Missouri Bicentennial celebration, the Central West End will be celebrating Saint Louis’ connection to the ice cream cone. An exquisite loan of xxxx from xxxx will be on display in Q Boutique and later added to the Check, Please! gallery.
Check, Please! features over 150 artifacts from the permanent collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame including photographs, glassware, aprons, chessboards and sets, advertisements, salt and pepper shakers, menus, bar signs, serving dishes, tablecloths, kitchen towels, and alcohol vessels all featuring or highlighting chess.