The exhibitions

Illusions : The Art of Magic

Illusions : The Art of Magic

From May 26 2017 to January 7 2018

This exhibition is a retrospective of magic posters ever assembled for public display, dating from the Golden Age of Magic (1880s-1930s). Consisting of 71 magnificent chromolithographs and original woodcuts, several of which are very large format, the exhibition illustrates the most popular entertainers of the era: the Herrmanns, Kellar, Chung Ling Soo, Thurston and, of course, Houdini. Each section of the exhibition explores a specific type of illusion: appearance and disappearance, decapitation, levitation, escapes, and mental phenomena.

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Summer schedule - from May 22 to October 1st, 2017
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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