M.C. Escher: Seeing the Unseen — Coming January 22
This world premiere exhibition, curated by Berkshire Museum, provides fresh insight into the inspiration Escher took from the natural world–be it the forms of fish, birds, and reptiles; the tightly interlocked figures known as tessellations; or mathematical concepts allowed him to unlock his distinctive style.
In true Berkshire Museum style, M.C. Escher: Seeing the Unseen will provide a full-on experience, including an up-close look at several rarely-displayed works, original woodblocks alongside prints hand-made from them by the artist, hard-to-find prints of many of Escher’s iconic images, and hands-on interactive stations providing the chance for visitors to find the fun in Escher’s technique and explore his innovation in a personal way. We’ll also take a look at Escher’s impact on popular culture, from the cover of The New Yorker to blacklight posters and some very creative tattoos!
This exhibition includes major loans from the Boston Public Library and Escher collectors and gallerists. For the Escher novice and the seasoned fan alike, this is sure to be an experience not to be missed!