Behind-the-Scenes: “M.C. Escher: Other Worlds”

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M.C. Escher, “Relativity.” Copyright 2017 The M.C. Escher Company, The Netherlands. All rights resered. www. mcescher.com

The BYU Museum of Art is excited to open a brand-new exhibition this Friday, November 17: M.C. Escher: Other Worlds.

Born in the Netherlands in 1898, M.C. Escher was renowned in the worlds of graphic arts and mathematics. He is most famous for his works depicting impossible staircases, waterfalls defying gravity, and hands drawing themselves. Music was also one of Escher’s greatest passions, and the MOA exhibition will feature a Bösendorfer piano equipped with Disklavier technology, provided by Baldassin Pianos of Draper, Utah. In the gallery, the piano will play pieces related to specific artworks with the gallery—musical compositions from which Escher drew inspiration.

M.C. Escher: Other Worlds will be on display at the BYU Museum of Art from November 17, 2017 – May 19, 2018. The opening celebration of the exhibition will take place at Art After Dark at the MOA, held November 17 from 7-10 PM. The exhibition is free and does not require tickets.

Below are some images of the MOA’s Fabrication and Registration teams installing the exhibition!

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