Whoops! I almost missed this. Tonight at 6:30-7pm Lauren Kroiz will lecture on "Harry Houdini’s American Escapes" as part of the special programing for Houdini: Art and Magic at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.
According to the program notes, "Lauren Kroiz will locate Houdini’s magic within its turn-of-the-century Progressive-era context and examine the notion of miraculous self-liberation as a defining element of American identity for Houdini’s audiences then and contemporary artists now. Kroiz is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison."
Houdini Art and Magic will be on show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art through May 13, 2012. This is 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.