M.C. Escher: Impossible Realities

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

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.