Two exhibitions, Universal Turf: Peter Manion and Harry Benson: Kings & Queens are on view through March 24 at the World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Ave. in the Central West End. 

Universal Turf: Peter Manion is a mixed media installation of never-before-seen works by Saint Louis-based artist Peter Manion, that explores social and interpersonal parallels between chess and humanity. Manion’s plaster-coated panels of dyed felt create an interactive environment in which visitors are encouraged to interact with parts of the installation.

Harry Benson: Kings & Queens features a selection of photographs spanning the 60+ year career of world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson CBE. Images include chess players and cultural icons of the 20th century such as Robert “Bobby” Fischer, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen, celebrities, American presidents, and British royalty, in addition to newly-commissioned photography from the 2018 Sinquefield Cup.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Occurred Saturday, October 6th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
  • Starting Sunday, October 7th, 2018, repeats every day until Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Starting Sunday, October 7th, 2018, repeats every week on Sunday until Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


World Chess Hall of Fame

4652 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108