Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time is running out for Houdini at the Skirball

Houdini is about to escape from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. On September 4, Houdini Art and Magic will close for the journey to its next stop at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. (Masters of Illusion will remain through January 2012.)

If you haven't yet made it to the exhibit, or if you want to make one last return visit, there might be no better time than this Tuesday, August 16, when Erin Clancey will be giving a special Curatorial Walkthrough at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required and each ticket includes museum admission for that afternoon. There are only a handful of spots left for this special inside look at Houdini Art and Magic, so act fact! Click for more details and to order tickets online.

Also, on Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. inside the Skirball's Magnin Auditorium, there will be a conversation between magic historian Mike Caveney and the legendary Marvyn Roy (a.k.a Mr. Electric), followed by a book signing. For this final scheduled Houdini Art and Magic event the Skirball is generously offering WILD ABOUT HARRY readers a two-for-one discount on tickets. Just enter the promo code 99731 when booking online or over the phone, (877) 722-4849. Click for more details and to order tickets online.

This is it. See Houdini before he slips away!

Houdini artwork by Mark Summers from Los Angeles Magazine (May 2011).


  1. That's gone quickly.

    I like that cartoon

  2. That's from the May 2011 Los Angeles magazine. That's the Skirball down there.