Images by artist Maurits C. Escher (1898–1972) fascinate audiences with their imaginative design, consummate draftsmanship, and dreamy visions. His mind-bending prints include subjects like infinite staircases, tessellating birds changing into fish and back again, and two hands drawing each other.

This is the largest private Escher collection on exhibition in the world, including woodcuts, lithographs, drawings, and mezzotints. You will see his best-known prints as well as lesser-known works, spanning his entire career from his earliest print to his final masterpiece. You’ll also get a glimpse into the artist's process with a woodblock study and lithographic stone. Collection of Paul and Anna Belinda Firos, Athens, Greece.

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Extended Hours for The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher

Thursday, May 27 – Saturday, May 29, and Thursday, June 3 –  Saturday June 5 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Sundays, May 30 and June 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

In celebration of the final two weeks of this featured exhibition, enjoy extended hours in the galleries. Sunday, June 6, is your last day to see it! Due to the popularity of The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher, advance tickets are strongly recommended. There may be a small wait to enter the galleries. 


The CMA Is Open

Due to the popularity of the Escher exhibition, advance tickets are recommended. There may be a small wait to enter the galleries.


Take a multimedia TAP tour of the exhibition with CMA Curator of Education Glenna Barlow.

Multimedia TAP Tour


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