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Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem: Wonders from the American Museum of Magic Stock Illustration Wallace the Magician, Circa 1920 Color Lithograph 81 x 42 Image courtesy of the American Museum of Magic, Marshall, Michigan

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

When
Monday, March 11, 2013
10:00 AM

Where
GVSU Art Gallery, 1121 Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus

Category
Art

Description
Magic has been a topic of both interest and controversy that has enthralled audiences for hundreds of years. For some it's spiritualism, and for others it's strictly a performance art.

This exhibition of magic history provides a window into the worlds of illusion, conjuring, mentalism, and escape artistry. On loan from the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan, are more than 30 stunning graphic visuals and related objects associated with legends such as Thurston, Houdini, and Michigan's own Harry Blackstone, Sr.

Free and open to the public. The exhibition continues through Wednesday, March 20, 2013. For more information please call the GVSU Art Gallery at 616-331-2563.