Got a little magician on your hands? Interested in the allure of handcuffs, strait jackets, and death-defying feats? Here is their chance to learn how Harry Houdini wowed the world at the Jewish Museum's Art and Magic exhibit now through March 27th.
Harry Houdini is known world over for being the greatest magician/illusionist to have ever lived. Not only was he an inspiring performer, he was a prime example of the American dream. Escaping Budapest and arriving in Wisconsin and finally making it to New York City, seemingly overnight, he became a popular phenomenon attracting huge crowds and posing as a muse for contemporary artists and writers everywhere. Head over to the Jewish Museum to see photos, videos, and actual props he used in his acts.
Before you go, visit www.thejewishmuseum.org for hours and directions.
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
Momtrends was not paid for this post