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The Art of Magic Stock Illustration Wallace the Magician, Circa 1920 Color Lithograph 81 x 42 Image courtesy of the American Museum of Magic, Marshall, Michigan

The Art of Magic

When
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 PM

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

Category
Art

Description
Mark Schwartz, associate professor of anthropology, will provide a brief history of magic and magic posters highlighting the artwork and magicians featured in the current Art Gallery exhibition "Mystery, Magic and Mayhem."

The exhibition 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 on this and other related programs, please call the GVSU Art Gallery at 616-331-2563, or visit www.gvsu.edu/artgallery.