This summer, explore mind-bending art in Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Discover an exhibition unlike anything you’ve ever seen, with more than 400 original prints, drawings, watercolors, lithographic stones, and wood blocks.
The work of M.C. Escher, one of Europe’s greatest printmakers, incorporates mathematics and geometry to form images and illusions that became treasured in the 1960s and 1970s. From a one-man art movement to the “Godfather of Psychedelic Art,” Escher’s legacy of artistry influenced a generation of artists, designers, mathematicians, and scientists. His influence extended to film and music, as showcased in the album covers on display in the exhibition.
Draw inspiration from M.C. Escher and his artistic impact on pop culture for your own photos on Instagram! Experience the exhibition’s “Relativity” room, which confounds the mind’s sense of size and scale.
Stimulate your senses even further when you dine at the museum’s restaurant, Le Jardinier, where the Culinary Canvas menu celebrates the connection between cuisine and art. Chef Alain Verzeroli brings Escher’s art to life with a signature craft cocktail, savory dish, and specialty dessert.
Commemorate your summer trip with a keepsake from the MFA Shop’s curated collection of M.C. Escher–inspired items. From fine art to curated cuisine and shopping, a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is an all-day affair.
Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, the MFAH is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the premier art institutions in the United States. The home of some 70,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years of history, with a particular strength in Latin American art, the museum represents the diversity that can be found only in Houston.
Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection is on view at the MFAH through Labor Day, September 5, 2022.