Alter Your Reality and Step Into the World of M.C Escher at Industry City

Day and Night, 1938. Image via The M.C. Escher Company


You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the mind-bending designs of M.C. Escher with a special exhibition opening up this month at Brooklyn’s Industry City.

More than 200 works by the Dutch graphic artist, known for his mathematically precise, yet seemingly impossible, drawings will be on display in what is being billed as “Escher: The Exhibition & Experience.”

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Bond of Union, 1956. Image via The M.C. Escher Company

The works on display will showcase his full career, from his nature-inspired work of the 1920s to his illusionary work of the 1960s. Some of his most iconic pieces will be included, such as “Hand With Reflecting Sphere” and “Metamorphosis II.” In addition, a section of the exhibit will also explore Escher’s impact on pop culture and the work of contemporary designers, filmmakers and artists.

The “experience” part of the exhibition includes opportunities for visitors to step into Escher’s works with immersive photo booths, made for that selfie moment. There will also be play areas and educational resources on hand for those who want to delve into the math and science behind his work.

The show at Industry City marks the exhibition’s American premiere. It has been traveling around the world, including stops in Rome, Milan, Singapore and Lisbon.

The exhibition is on view at Building 6 in Industry City from June 8 through February 9, 2019. It’s open seven days a week with hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m on Fridays through Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets are $20 with discounted rates for seniors, students, children and school groups. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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