Illusions: The Art of Magic at AGO

Date/Time

Jul 23, 2020 to Nov 8, 2020

Description

Step back in time to the Golden Age of Magic when world-renowned magicians travelled the world, promoting their acts with colourful, eye-catching posters.

Illusions: The Art of Magic transports you back in time to the Golden Age of Magic when death-defying tricks, daring escapes and colourful personas turned performers like The Incomparable Albini and Harry Houdini into world-famous celebrities.

Magicians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were show business pioneers. They were among the first artists to embark on international tours and to promote themselves and their magical powers through illustrated advertisements ranging in scale from postcards to wall-sized posters.

Illusions: The Art of Magic will feature more than 55 colourful and stylized posters from the Allan Slaight Collection of the McCord Museum, Montreal, alongside photographs, films, documents and ephemera.

Cost

See Website - Members + Youth 25 and under Free

Location

View map Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

Additional Information

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