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Prepare to be amazed by the works of M.C. Escher

Museum closed

Unfortunately, Escher in The Palace has closed its doors again. Following the COVID-19 measures, a visit to the museum is not possible. As soon as we know when we can re-open, we will let you know. Sign up for our newsletter of follow us on social media to be amongst the first to visit the museum again.
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Masterpieces

Dutchman Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the most famous graphic artists in the world. The way he plays with perspective, space and reality means he remains fascinating even today. The highlights of his collection can be seen in Escher in The Palace.

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Timeline

The life of Escher, year by year. In over 70 informative chapters you learn about his life and work, ending with the opening of Escher in The Palace.

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The Escher exhibition

With over 120 prints in our museum, the most famous works from the oeuvre of M.C. Escher (1898-1972) are permanently on display at Escher in The Palace. These magnificent prints are being exhibited in a regal setting: the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma.

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Enhance your visit

The latest Escher Today 30 March 2021

Mortality immortalised: Julie de Graag & M.C. Escher

Memento mori: this old Latin phrase reminds people that we will all die some day. This saying is the gloomy subject of the simple yet direct woodcut of Julie de Graag (1877-1924). De Graag was a talented graphic artist and her work was highly stylised. Influenced by sculptor Joseph Mendes…
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3 March to 6 June 2021

Graphic Grandeur: Escher and his Contemporaries

The most famous printmaker in the Netherlands is without a doubt M.C. Escher. His graphic art depicting optical illusions has earned him a unique place in both national and international art history. But he was not the only Dutch printmaker of importance in his time. The exhibition 'Graphic Grandeur: Escher and his Contemporaries' at Escher in The Palace highlights the graphic art of Escher's Dutch contemporaries.

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Graphic Grandeur

Graphic Grandeur on film

The doors to the museum unfortunately remain closed, but Escher in The Palace can still let you enjoy the highlights of the exhibition Graphic Grandeur: Escher and his Contemporaries, which we organise in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Den Haag. In these videos, curator Judith Kadee takes you along and gives you a preview, touching on artists such as Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, Piet Mondriaan and Gerd Arntz. Contemporaries of M.C. Escher, whose works are on view alongside his own in our museum.

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Take a look inside

Because we have been in the unfortunate position of having to keep our doors closed, we are happy to offer a look behind the scenes. On this page you can take a virtual tour through our museum. We have had everything photographed in 360°. Look left, look right, look up and look down. Discover (or rediscover) Escher in The Palace. Planning a visit? Use this tool to get acquainted.

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The life of Escher

M.C. Escher was born on 17 June 1898, in Leeuwarden. He’s the third son from the second marriage of George Arnold Escher, to Sara Gleichman. Escher’s father already had two sons from a previous marriage. Maurits Cornelis was named after his mother’s uncle. When he was small, his official name was changed by the family to the familiar 'Maukie', later becoming 'Mauk', a name that would also be used by his friends.

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Co-worker Monday:
Monique Veldhoven

A lot has changed in the world since the corona crisis. This is also the case at Escher in The Palace. Our colleagues are happy to tell you about these new times in the museum and their own function in our Co-worker Monday.

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