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EXHIBITIONS  -  June 23rd to Sept. 8th, 2018

Summer Openings in Play

The Hammond Museum is pleased to launch our full sized chess board created by North Salem Boy Scout Aaron Brethower for his Eagle Scout project.


The board which is also a shogi board (Japanese chess) promotes the mission of the museum which is to act as a bridge between the East and the West through art, culture, and nature. 


Museum founder Natalie Hays Hammond had a chess board in the garden in 1959, and at a later date had it removed but kept the pieces.

The granite board set in the garden has Miss Hammond’s full sized pieces ready for play.  You are invited to watch a game by accomplished chess players and to play a game on chess boards set up in the garden.


In conjunction with the chess kick off, the exhibit Serious Play by Lisa Breznak in our Goelet Gallery features five hand sculpted chess sets and a selection of forty miniature sculptures that inspired this ongoing chess themed series.

Our other new exhibits ebb in the Guild Hall Gallery with artists Bill Schuck, Helga Schuhr, and Itty Neuhaus Schuck, Déjà vu in the Hays Gallery, an installation by Spanish artist Clara Joris and the garden entry Threshold by artist Riva Weinstein were curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis.


Also being exhibited and curated by Matheis is a group exhibit Balance  - sculpture in the garden by artists Jo-Ann Brody, Joy Brown, Bernard Klevickas, Mimi Czajka Graminski, Basha Ruth Nelson, Tom Holmes, Deborah Lecce, and Janet Fekete.

EXHIBITIONS  -  June 23rd  to Sept. 8th, 2018


For more information, contact:

Lorraine Laken, Museum Director


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