birthplace of M.C. Escher

At home with Escher intimate, permanent exhibition

The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics honours one of its most famous inhabitants: M.C. Escher

In 1898 Maurits Cornelis Escher, affectionately nicknamed ‘Mauk’, was born in the Princessehof in Leeuwarden. The National Museum of Ceramics now brings the world-famous graphic artist back to his birthplace with At home with Escher, an intimate exhibition in the basement of the city palace. Through photographs from his youth, objects and film fragments, the link between Escher and the Princessehof becomes clearer than ever. Following on from the large exhibition Escher’s Journey in the Museum of Friesland, the presentation At home with Escher can be seen in the Princessehof from 28 April.

At home with Escher highlights the Princessehof as the birthplace of the world-famous graphic artist M.C. Escher. Maurits Escher first saw the light of day in this city palace in Leeuwarden and spent his first years there. Visitors become acquainted with the young Maurits Escher in the small exhibition At home with Escher. Through photographs from his youth, objects and a documentary, the link between Escher and the Princessehof becomes clearer than ever, as does the influence of ceramics on his artistry. At home with Escher is a small, permanent exhibition in the basement of the Princessehof and can be viewed for only 1 euro with the A taste of the Princessehof entrance ticket.