Escher in The Palace is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world.
The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands. It is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience of a palace has been maintained.
The first exhibition ever to bring together M.C. Escher’s secondary school days with the prints that he was to make thirty years later. Escher’s former secondary school in Arnhem shows a considerable degree of correspondence between the real world and a series of post-war prints by Escher. It is generally assumed that after he left Italy in 1935 reality had very little bearing on Escher’s prints. People talk of his ‘mindscapes’, as opposed to the ‘landscapes’ that characterized his earlier work.
15 September until 29 October 2017Every autumn, Escher in Het Paleis joins in with the festivities surrounding Prinsjesdag. This year the theme of the Prinsjesdag festival was 'Time to find common ground'. It was a good reason to raise the profile of Queen Mother Emma. We did this in conjunction with the National Archive.
4 February until 28 May 2017Maurits Cornelis Escher used photography as a source of inspiration and as part of his preliminary studies, as was evident for the first time in the exhibition Escher, Close Up.
From 3 July until 28 August 2016
Summer! Time to enjoy the sun and relax on the beach. His whole life Maurits Cornelis Escher enjoyed the seaside. During the summer of 2016 we showed a selection of Eschers own photo’s in the Ballroom. With bathing costumes from the 20’s/30’s and visitors could make their own 30’s snapshot at the seaside.