Escher Meets Islamic Art

Holland's largest ethnographic museum takes a fresh approach to the work of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelius Escher, examining the extent to which he was inspired by Islamic art.

The exhibition includes drawings and graphic artworks on loan from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague.

Escher is best known for his mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints featuring visually-stunning designs that explore the seemingly impossible limits of architecture and infinity.

Housed in one of Amsterdam's most historic buildings, the Tropenmuseum combines a mix of ethnography with popular and contemporary art, and its collection comprises 340,000 eclectic objects from around the world.

Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00 (during holidays and non-summer school holidays open Mon 10.00-17.00).

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Address Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, tel. (+31)205688200.

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Escher Meets Islamic Art

Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, tel. (+31)205688200.