Chess on Show
 Chess on Show

The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes (1912), Homage to Caissa (1966), and Trap (1964) are the titles of some of the chess-inspired works on view in the Marcel Duchamp and the Lure of the Copy exhibition. This highly cerebral game had a huge influence on Duchamp’s artistic production. Indeed, as well as being a passionate artist, Duchamp was also a chess expert and champion who competed for France in Chess Olympiad of 1930. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection hosts a  Simultaneous Display of five chess games, with expert players competing inside the exhibition galleries. A table and chessboard will be available for those who wish to try their hand at this extraordinary game, guided by Duchamp's words: “While not all artists are chess players, all chess players are artists."

  The event is organized in collaboration with the Esteban Canal Chess Club in Venice. 

  • Participation is free with museum admission.

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  • Free
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection