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Panel Discussion, Book Signing and Art Exhibition to Explore Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess

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Visiting Saint Louis for the Championship? Don't miss the amazing "Marcel Duchamp Chessmaster" exhibit at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art! The exhibit is five minutes from the club. Click Here to visit for more information about the exhibit and to buy the book "Marcel Duchamp - The Art of Chess".

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 a Preview Reception for the exhibit, Marcel Duchamp: Chess Master will be held at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd. on the campus of Saint Louis University. The preview reception is from 5:00PM to 8:00PM and the exhibition will run through
August 16, 2009.
Considered by many to be the most influential artist of the twentieth century, Marcel Duchamp shocked the art world when he appeared to have abandoned his career as an artist in 1923 to pursue a career as a professional chess player. Marcel Duchamp: Chess Master is the first exhibition dedicated entirely to the artist’s lifelong passion for the game and the vital role that it played in his art. Chess also played a fundamental role in his relationships with many of his famous contemporaries, including Man Ray, Max Ernst, and Salvador Dalí.
Artworks by these and other artists associated with the Dada and Surrealist movements in Europe and the United States are included in this exhibition.
The book signing, panel discussion and art exhibition are sponsored by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and RKL Consulting. To arrange an interview with one of the authors of the new book, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess or for further information, contact Madeline Dames at