Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem: Wonders from the American Museum of Magic

January 25 – April 6, 2014

Magic has been a topic of both interest and controversy that has enthralled audiences for hundreds of years. For some it’s spiritualism, and for others it’s strictly a performance art. This exhibition of magic history provides a window into the worlds of illusion, conjuring, mentalism, and escape artistry. On loan from the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan, are graphics and related objects associated with legends such as Thurston, Houdini, and Michigan’s own Harry Blackstone, Sr.

Exhibition Highlights

Karl Germain, Germain The Wizard, a. 1910, lithograph
Harry Kellar, The Witch, the Sailor, and the Enchanted Monkey, ca. 1905, hand-drawn four-color lithograph
Charles Carter, Carter the Great - The Secrets of the Sphinx, 1926, hand-drawn, four-color lithograph
Harry Bouton, Blackstone Oriental Nights, ca. 1930, hand drawn four-color lithograph
William Robinson, Chung Ling Soo, ca. 1910, photochemical reproduction and hand-drawn lithograph
Charles Nicol, Von Arx, 1920, hand-drawn color lithograph

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