M.C. Escher + Canada

If you are looking for an excuse—a Canadian one at that—to go see the exhibition The Worlds of M.C. Escher at the North Carolina Museum of Art, you’ve found one!

Did you know that George, one of the sons of celebrated Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 -1972), lives in Nova Scotia, Canada?

Furthermore, in the 1980s and 1990s, George Escher donated to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa numerous lithographs, illustrations and wood cuts made by his father. This makes the NGC one of the very few institutional repositories of Escher works in the world. There are a couple of loans from the NGC on view at the NCMA. Take the family to go look for them over the holidays… and lose yourself in the mesmerizing Worlds of M.C. Escher.

Visit the NCMA website for details.

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