Math and the Art of M.C. Escher


*ADDITIONAL SEATS ADDED! This event has been relocated to Kingside Diner, across the street at 4651 Maryland Avenue. 

Join us for a deep dive into the mathematical influences in the works on view in M. C. Escher: Infinite Variations. Meet the authors of Math and the Art of M.C. Escher and learn about three kinds of geometries and how they appear in Escher’s work. Hands-on activities will explore Euclidean and non-Euclidean tessellations (please bring your iPhone or iPad), platonic solids, and hyperbolic spaces.

Bryan Clair, Ph.D.; Anneke Bart, Ph.D.; and Kim Druschel, Ph.D. are Associate Professors of Mathematics at Saint Louis University. Dr. Clair and Dr. Bart developed the course Math & the Art of M. C. Escher in 2000 and have also written the textbook of the same title, which explores topics in geometry using Escher’s artwork as an introduction to mathematical theory.

Reservations recommended.

$5 Admission for WCHOF Members. $10 General Admission. Free admission available for educators.

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided. Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

Wednesday, Sep 4 - 6:30 pm Register Now