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"Mystery, Magic and Mayhem" Exhibit Now Open at Woodson Art Museum

By: Kristen Guilfoos Email
By: Kristen Guilfoos Email

The new exhibit, "Mystery, Magic and Mayhem" is now open and runs through April 6th.

There are two parts to the exhibit, both are equally as kid-friendly.

From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick

Caldecott award-winning and New York Times best-selling children’s author and illustrator Brian Selznick creates powerful imagery by combining intricately rendered drawings, historical reference, and film. From Houdini to Hugo presents 100 original drawings and paintings from Selznick’s seventeen books. This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

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

American magicians for decades promoted extravagant stage spectacles featuring bewildering illusions, underwater escapes, and perplexing disappearances. Posters touting the legendary Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, Wallace the Magician, and Harry Blackstone promised to captivate American audiences with enchantment and intrigue. Full-color historic lithographs created to publicize their grandiose feats along with performance props used by the masters of American magic comprise this exhibition.