Strategy by Design: Games by Michael Graves focuses on the games designed by the Michael Graves Design Group.

Part of the line of housewares, decorative accessories, and furnishings created for the Target Corporation (now sold exclusively by JCPenney), these games bear the inimitable Graves stamp in their sleek and sophisticated design. While the exhibition features such games as Scrabble, Monopoly, Poker, and Stratego, the central element is the chess set, which is complemented by materials used in the design and creation of the set loaned by the Michael Graves Design Group. The exhibition provides further contextual foundation for Graves’ historical significance through additional examples of product design. For educational purposes, the exhibition also includes video elements that provide additional context for Michael Graves’ work and career, and an education center featuring books and other materials that provide supplementary historical background.


Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Thursday, May 8th, 2014, repeated every day until Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm


World Chess Hall Of Fame

4652 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, mo 63108