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Global Moves: Americans in Chess Olympiads

Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through April 1

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial competition in which national teams compete for the title. America is the current holder, triumphing against 180 other nations to achieve the victory. It was our first win since 1976, and so the World Chess Hall of Fame takes this golden opportunity to honor the reigning champions. The exhibition Global Moves: Americans in Chess Olympiads is a celebration of America's current and past glories, with numerous historic chess artifacts being displayed — among them, a gold medal from the 2016 team. Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson and Sam Shankland, who all played for the 2016 American team, will attend the opening reception, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the World Chess Hall of Fame (4652 Maryland Avenue; www.worldchesshof.org). Also on display is the Hamilton-Russell Cup, the trophy granted to the Olympiad's winning team. Global Moves continues through April 1. $3-$5 suggested donation

#1 in Civil Rights

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 15

St. Louis' history as a wellspring of civil rights activism is deep and impressive. Dred and Harriet Scott's legal fight to be free, Mary Meachum's bold actions leading slaves to freedom across the Mississippi River, the Jefferson Bank protesters organizing to get access to better jobs, Percy Green and the daring VP Ball invaders who challenged St. Louis' powerful elite and the exclusionary nature of their private party — all of these people fought the good fight in St. Louis. #1 in Civil Rights, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org) chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in the metro area through artifacts, historical photos, oral histories, art work and actors' performances. Every key moment in the black struggle for equality is covered up to the present day, with artifacts collected by the museum staff following the killing of Michael Brown and the resulting civil unrest in Ferguson playing a major role in the exhibit. #1 in Civil Rights opens on Saturday, March 11, and continues through April 15, 2018. Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
#1 in Civil Rights

Black History Month Films

Sat., Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m.
phone 314.721.0072
learn@slam.org
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Join us for a weekend of film in honor of Black History Month. $5 (Free for Members) Saturday, February 24, 2 pm The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Reserve a ticket: http://bit.ly/2BdsW1G With contemporary audio interviews from leading African American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 looks at the people, society, culture, and style that fueled an era of convulsive change Sunday, February 25, 2 pm I Am Not Your Negro Reserve a ticket: http://bit.ly/2ELUDP3 I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America. $5 (free for Members)

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Illustrating the Words: The Artistry of the Picture Book

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through May 1
phone 314-421-4689
info@fieldhousemuseum.org

An exhibition showcasing original illustrations from classic and contemporary children’s books, Illustrating the Words: The Artistry of the Picture Book explores the drawings behind books that spark the imagination while subtly teaching morals and life lessons to readers. Let your creativity come alive as you wander through over 40 original pieces of artwork adorning the walls of the Field House Museum. $5-$10

https://fieldhousemuseum.org/
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689
Illustrating the Words: The Artistry of the Picture Book

Island Press: Recent Prints

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 16
phone 314-935-4523
kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu
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“Island Press: Recent Prints” surveys the last decade of projects from Island Press, the collaborative printmaking workshop housed within Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Known for its innovative and collaborative approach, Island Press works with students, faculty and visiting artists to expand printmaking’s conceptual and material terrain — as well as the artists’ specific practices — through new techniques and processes. Free

https://source.wustl.edu/2018/01/mildred-lane-kemper-art-museum-showcases-modern-contemporary-prints/

Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 16
phone 314-935-4523
kemperartmuseum@wustl.edu
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Spanning the mid-1940s through the 1970s, “Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection” features work by leading figures associated with European and American abstraction, Pop and Op art, and Conceptual art. Intended to showcase the depth of the museum’s permanent holdings, the exhibition surveys a wide range of visual strategies: from semi-figurative works by Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso; to gestural and geometric abstractions by Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Yaacov Agam and Ellsworth Kelly; to Pop compositions by Marisol, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. Free

https://source.wustl.edu/2018/01/mildred-lane-kemper-art-museum-showcases-modern-contemporary-prints/

Cars and Coffee

Last Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through June 29
phone 618-589-9952
Casey.Bell@Gatewayclassiccars.com
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So far we have had some Great turnouts, but we want to keep on growing! Hang out with Gateway Classic Cars on the last Saturday of every month for Cars & Coffee! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee, & all or our newest arrivals! No Admission fee and kid friendly. All makes and models are welcome to cruise in and if you don't have a cruiser we still want you and your family to come. 250+ classics & exotics! FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/170155067058177/
Gateway Classic Cars (map)
1237 Central Park Dr
Belleville/ Fairview Heights
phone 618-271-3000
Cars and Coffee

Panoramas of the City

Through Aug. 12

In a year in which the Missouri History Museum exhibition team has given us the stories of St. Louis' greatest civil rights freedom fighters and returned us to the glory days of Route 66, it would take something truly spectacular for the museum to outdo itself — and yet somehow it's done just that. The museum's new exhibition, Panoramas of the City, is as close to time travel as you can get without involving Morlocks. The show comprises seven floor-to-ceiling-size images of scenes such as Charles Lindbergh speaking to a crowd of 100,000 people on Art Hill at his "welcome home" party and a 1920 march on Olive Street by the League of Women Voters. These massive photographs are joined by props and interactive media displays that give viewers a better understanding of the historical context of each scene. More than 60 panoramas of various sizes round out the exhibit, which will be on display from September 2 to August 12, 2018, at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org). Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Panoramas of the City

New Media Series: Ben Thorp Brown

Through April 15
314.721.0072
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An artist in the fields of video, sculpture, and performance, Ben Thorp Brown's work explores the ways that human experience is transformed by technology and capitalism. The Saint Louis Art Museum presents the premiere exhibition of his new work, Gropius Memory Palace, as the latest installment in the New Media Series. Free

http://www.slam.org/exhibitions/nmsbrown.php
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