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SPRING REVEAL 2022 FOUR ART SHOWS ILLUMINATE THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON, THIS SEASON By Alison Medley F our imaginative exhibitions enliven the MFAH, this spring, showcasing the works of M.C. Escher, D a w o u d B e y , a n d Shahzia Sikander and culminating with the spring blockbuster "The Obama Tours" exhibition of the iconic portraits of President Obama by Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald. "All of these exhibits come together for different reasons at the same time," says MFAH director Gary Tinterow. "Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from Michael S. Sachs Collection" March 13 – September 5 Celebrated by psychedelic creatives, M.C. Escher's work resonated deeply with the counterculture, and now the MFAH explores the labyrinthine realms of M.C. Escher in this rare and exclusive visual feast. "Virtual Realities" delves into the collection of Michael S. Sachs, who gathered Escher's works for more than 50 years, culling 400 prints, watercolors, drawings, printed fabrics, constructed objects, and more — including sketchbooks and the artist's working tools — for the most comprehensive collection of his oeuvre (Continued) COLLECTION OF MICHAEL S. SACHS. © THE M.C. ESCHER COMPANY B.V., BAARN, THE NETHERLANDS / USED BY PERMISSION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2018 KEHINDE WILEY 36

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