Houdini: Art and Magic - Press

Exhibition on view October 2, 2011 – January 16, 2012

"Unlocking the legacy of Houdini"
– KALW News

"Houdini's fascinating magic endures at the Contemporary Jewish Museum"
– SF Bay Guardian

"Escape Tactics | Houdini: Art and Magic"
– New York Times Style Magazine

"Houdini Resurrected for One More Show" 
– KQED Arts

"Artists have been inspired by poetic concepts in his feats"
– Financial Times

“Houdini Unlocked: CJM Exhibit Reveals the Man Behind the Magic”
— J Weekly

“Harry Houdini Exhibit to Open at SF Museum”

“Harry Houdini, still drawing a card”
— San Francisco Gate

“Harry Houdini: Art and Magic at Contemporary Jewish”
— San Francisco Gate


Houdini: Art and Magic is organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, and made possible by Jane and James Stern, the Skirball Fund for American Jewish Life Exhibitions, and other generous donors.

The San Francisco presentation has been made possible by the generous support of the following donors:

Lead Supporter: 
of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

Presenting Partner:

Supporting Sponsors: Julie and David M. Levine

2011/2012 Exhibition Season Lead Sponsors The Koret and Taube Foundations



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