M.C. Escher, Reptiles, 1943, lithograph, 13 1/8 x 15 ¼ in., copyright the M.C. Escher Company B.V. - Baarn - the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com.
M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, 1958, lithograph, 11 1/8 x 13 in., copyright the M.C. Escher Company B.V. - Baarn - the Netherlands.
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M.C. Escher, Relativity, 1953, lithograph, 11 x 11 ½ in., copyright the M.C. Escher Company B.V. - Baarn - the Netherlands.
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Image of "M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities" at the Akron Art Museum. © 2009 Andrew McAllister
Image of "M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities" at the Akron Art Museum. © 2009 Andrew McAllister

Extended: M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities

February 12, 2011 - June 5, 2011
Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

Because of its overwhelming popularity, the museum, in an unprecedented move, is extending the exhibition’s closing date. Visitors now have until Sunday, June 5, 2011 to examine first-hand the masterworks of Maurits Cornelis Escher before the collection returns to Greece.

M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities features 130 works by master printmaker Maurits Cornelis Escher, including woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, sculptures, and rare preparatory drawings that provide an in-depth view of the artist's creative processes. Featured in the exhibition are seminal and instantly recognizable works such as Drawing Hands and Reptiles, as well as the extremely rare lithograph stone for the making of Flat Worms.

The exhibition comes from the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, which houses one of the world's largest collections of Escher works. Akron is one of only two North American venues for this extraordinary loan.

You can now see images of the "M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities" installation on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/AkronArtMuseumOfficial.



This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, www.herakleidon.com. Its presentation in Akron is made possible in part by generous gifts from Herb and Dianne Newman, The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation and The Sisler McFawn Foundation.

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