Houdini: Art and Magic Finishes Tour at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art


Untitled (221 181. 275. 156, 227), 1991-1992, Oil on canvas, 76″ x 70″

February 11 – May 13, 2012
Organized by the Jewish Museum in New York, this first exhibition in a major American art museum on the master magician and his lasting influence on visual culture Houdini: Art and Magic features magic apparatus, posters, broadsides, period photographs, archival files and contemporary artworks inspired by the magician and escape artist.  Works by the artist, Matthew Barney, Petah Coyne, Vic Muniz, Deborah Oropallo and Raymond Pettibon are included in this exhibition. The exhibition traveled throughout 2010, 2011 and 2012 from the Jewish Museum in New York to the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin.  To read more about the exhibition please visit Houdini: Art and Magic