Tom Hackney
Tom Hackney

Self-Taught Genius and Tom Hackney Exhibitions Ending

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Two great exhibitions in St. Louis are saying farewell this Sunday, September 11th, 2016 including Tom Hackney Corresponding Squares.  If you haven’t had the chance to visit the Self-Taught Genius exhibition as well as Tom Hackney’s Corresponding Squares: Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp, you may want to go soon.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently featuring Self-Taught Genius as their main exhibition and this Sunday, September 11th will be the last day before the pieces come down for a new showing.  The Self-Taught Genius exhibit will be showing more than 100 folk art pieces by some of America’s greatest self-taught artists.  A few featured items include ceramics, decorated furniture, drawings, paintings, sculptural and carved figures, textiles and needlework, and much more.  The works date from the 18th century to present day. The exhibit is located at 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares: Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp

The World Chess Hall of Fame is currently exhibiting British artist Tom Hackney’s own take on visualizing the game of chess on canvas.  Hackney was inspired by French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp who loved chess and then later painted his own visual of the chess board, resulting in colorful geometric blocks.  The chess games Hackney painted are none other than Duchamp’s chess games.  Hackney’s exhibition will show on Sunday, September 11th as the last day.  The exhibit is located at 4652 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108.

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