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08.14.2018 | Capturing Imagination: Pop Culture and Chess | Free

August 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 5, 2018

Categories: Family-Friendly, Visual Arts


Some of the world’s most famous characters and one of history’s oldest games collide at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Terminal 1 Baggage Claim, with the World Chess Hall of Fame’s newest exhibition, Capturing Imagination: Pop Culture and Chess.

Capturing Imagination includes 16 chess sets and artifacts. Visitors will marvel at beautifully-sculpted, resin chess pieces including Avengers: Infinity War characters Thor, Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther. Playful sets, featuring characters like internationally-adored Hello Kitty, sitting atop a chess board that doubles as a collector’s tin and cast, hand-painted pieces from Winnie the Pooh, will charm kids of all ages. Science fiction fanatics will set their phasers to fun with a Star Trek tri-dimensional chess set, beaming with precision-cast pieces coated in sterling silver and 24-karat gold. Other pop culture icons such as Snoopy, Fred Flintstone, Miss Piggy.

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