Thursday, February 9, 2012

Houdini comes home to Wisconsin


Houdini: Art and Magic, the popular traveling exhibition of Houdini artifacts and artwork, opens this weekend at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.

The museum will hold a special opening night celebration tomorrow, February 10, from 6 to 9 pm. The evening will include a talk by the exhibition's curator, Brooke Kamin Rapaport, at 6:30 pm in the museum's lecture hall, followed by live music from Yid Vicious, roaming magicians, Fresco hors d’ouevres, and a cash bar. The evening is free for MMoCA members and $10 for nonmembers.

MMoCA's Museum Store will also celebrate Houdini: Art and Magic with a special "Magic Annex". Shoppers will find magic tricks, books and DVDs, posters, and other merchandise sure to please Houdini fans, amateur magicians, and lovers of illusion. And don't forget you can also still buy the exhibition's beautiful book.

Houdini Art and Magic will be on show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art from February 11 to May 13, 2012. This will be the exhibition's final stop in a tour which has included New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

For a full list of special related events, visit the Houdini Art and Magic page at the MMoCA website.

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