29 May 2017

Montreal: "Illusions" at the McCord Museum

From the McCord Museum:
26 MAY 2017 — 7 JANUARY 2018

ILLUSIONS: THE ART OF MAGICThe exhibition will take on the period of magic shows’ golden age and its advertising and promotional mechanisms that relied on phantasmagoric imagery. A selection of breathtaking posters, mostly dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will retrace the social history of this still active phenomenon. These posters, halfway between art and advertisement, are magnificent, large format chromolithographs that immortalise the magicians and the acts that marked the world of modern magic.

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