Address

34 - 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Phone Number

(718) 965 - 2019

Date Visited

06/24/2018

Website

Link to Website

Escher, The Exhibition & Experience

Description

Escher, The Exhibition & Experience is located at 34 – 34{SUP()}th{SUP} Street (Building 6), Brooklyn, NY 11232. This is in Industry City. Parking must be found on the street or in a  lot nearby.  Steps or ramps lead to the concrete walkways in front of the buildings. From here, street-level, double doors open to the main level.  28 steps or an elevator get one to the Exhibition Level.

Floors are smooth, galleries are spacious, with some galleries having a bench in the center.  There is a small lounge, off of one of the galleries, if one wants to relax a bit.  A Children’s Workroom has tables, chairs and art supplies for kids to be creative. As you exit the exhibit there is a gift shop area.  The men’s restroom is located on the main floor of this building (Building 6). The ladies’ restroom is located across the courtyard in Building 5. Both restrooms are multi-stall, with large, handicapped-accessible stalls and baby-changing facilities. There are no food services in this building.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalks
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  double doors
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  one
    Ramps:  no
    Steps and staircases:  28 steps to exhibition entrance
    Width of aisles:  galleries are spacious
    Places to sit:  some galleries have a bench; there is also a small lounge
    Location of restrooms:  men's room is in this building (Building 6); ladies' room is in Building 5 (across the courtyard)
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, large, handicapped-accessible stall
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  none in this building
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and professional
    Notes:  * Parking must be found on the street or in a lot nearby. Entrance to Building 6 is not directly on the street. One must get to mid-block.

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If you are a fan of M.C. Escher, or even if you don’t know much about him and his art, you should definitely  visit “Escher, The Exhibition & Experience at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.


I had seen a segment about this installation, on “CBS Sunday Morning.”  Although the exhibit will run through January, 2019, I knew that if I did not get there now I would probably never get there.  My better half was definitely “on board” when asked about it.  Our style for going to see things in “the city,” is to go early on a Sunday morning, before the traffic gets bad and before free parking is difficult to find. We ordered tickets online for 10:00 am on Sunday.


I did a bit of research about “Industry City,” where the exhibition is located.  “…a million square feet of classic New York industrial architecture…has been re-purposed…on the Brooklyn waterfront…” (website).  If interested, you can about Industry City under its own destination.


We had no traffic, getting to the area by 9:00 am. Parking was plentiful on the surrounding streets. There was also a parking lot nearby. With an hour to spare we explored several of the buildings, including the food hall, and got a cup of coffee. Ramps/steps are available in many places, so that one can easily reach the entrances of all  buildings.  Large Signs helped us find Building 6. Once inside the double door entrance, it was either 28 steps or the elevator to the Exhibition. 


With over 200 original works, this is “…the largest exhibition of M.C.Escher ever presented in the U.S…. It  ”…highlights Escher’s journey as an artist… exploring the intersection between art, math, science and poetry.” (website) His works are amazing, whether a drawing, wood print, or lithograph. I was happy we were there before it got crowded, so that we could get close enough to the works to see the incredible detail. A very good (and easy to use) audio tour gave us more information. Some interactive components made a very interesting addition to the exhibit. They allow one to get a greater feel for Escher’s works and even be a part of them.  I imagine that this would make it quite interesting for young people being introduced to Escher.  All floors are smooth, all galleries are spacious. Some have a bench in the center.


Tucked away in a corner was a sign to a “Lounge,” inviting one to take a break and relax a bit. We opened the door to find a serene room with benches and tables looking out towards the water. Catalogs of the exhibition were on the tables.  There is even a Children’s Work Room, with paper, pencils, crayons, and some “Escher Like” tiles, for kids to create their own art works. No exhibition is complete without a “shop,” and this one is no exception. A nice selection of items is available.


A note about restrooms: the men’s room is located on the main floor of this building (Building 6), but the ladies’ room is located on the main floor of Building 5 (across the courtyard). Both are multi-stall, with large, handicapped-accessible stalls, and baby-changing stations.


We were so glad we went. We learned so much about this artist, his life and work. Even if you don’t read any of the information about him, just viewing the works up close is worth the trip. It will be here until February 3, 2019. Don’t miss it!


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.eschernyc.com, when planning a visit, to know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Industry City