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M.C. Escher: A Centennial Tribute

October 28, 1997 – April 27, 1998
East Building, Mezzanine, Northwest

M.C. Escher, Three Spheres II, 1946, lithograph, Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved. 1974.28.23

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 85 prints, drawings, books, and technical material celebrated the centennial of the birth of Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. Works in the exhibition were selected entirely from the Gallery's collection. The exhibition was divided into 4 sections, Self-Portraits, The World Observed, Inner Visions, and Metamorphosis, and included the 23-foot-long woodcut Metamorphosis III. Ruth E. Fine, curator of modern prints and drawings, was the exhibition curator.

Attendance: 363,999

Other Venues: San Diego Museum of Art, October 3, 1998–January 3, 1999
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, February 5–May 2, 1999

Escher, M.C.
Dutch, 1898 - 1972