Upcoming Exhibitions

  • M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

    Sept. 20, 2014 — Jan. 5, 2015

     

    M.C. Escher created intricate geometric drawings and etchings of spaces that can only exist on paper and in the viewer’s mind. His images continue to boggle the eye and the brain, captivating viewers more than 40 years after his death. In Escher’s world, stairways are built upside-down, water runs uphill and every object is reproduced with mathematical precision. This Escher retrospective is one of the largest and most comprehensive ever offered in the United States. Its exclusive New England showing at the Currier Museum of Art will contain his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches he created and examples of lithographic stones and copperplates he used to print his later works.

    Image left: M.C. Escher, Waterfall, © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com
    Image right: M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com

    Objects in the exhibition come from the collection of the Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, www.herakleidon-art.gr.