Houdini: Art and Magic will open just before the anniversary of Harry Houdiniâ€™s death which was on October 31. Houdini: Art and Magic will be a grand exhibit at the Jewish Museum of New York. It will showcase several of his magical props and even a recreation of the famed Water Torture Cell. It is expected to be an amazing exhibit and why wouldnâ€™t it be? It is about the one magician all others have tried to emulate.
Houdini: Art and Magic is set to open on Friday, October 29 and will last until Sunday, March 27. Some the 163 things from Harry Houdiniâ€™s career showcased will be â€œhandcuffs, shackles, straitjacket, a milk can and a packing trunk.â€
This exhibit is sure to give spectators deeper knowledge about the life and of Houdini. Itâ€™s really amazing that someone who died 84 years ago is still able to inspire awe in todayâ€™s society since. Letâ€™s face it, todayâ€™s society has several negative and shallow aspects: Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton, etc.
Somehow, through all this time Harry Houdiniâ€™s ability to turn magic into art and art into magic has endured. Itâ€™s a testament to the man, the myth, the magician! With any luck, once Houdini: Art and Magic closes up shop or in this case â€œpacking trunk,â€ the entire exhibit will be sent across the nation so everyone will get a chance to gawk at Houdiniâ€™s stuff. Seriously, who isnâ€™t interested in seeing some chains, an empty box, vivid paintings, handcuffsâ€¦ Hey, thatâ€™s starting to sound like a great romantic weekend!
Â© Evalynn Saeyang - October 2010