The Jewish Museum of Maryland reveals new Houdini exhibit

April 23, 2018

From June 24th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019, The Jewish Museum of Maryland will host Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. The exhibit sounds like a must-see for fans of magic’s most iconic performer. To quote the museum’s description:

Inescapable, curated by local performer and magician David London, tells the story of how Ehrich Weiss became Harry Houdini and investigates the technologies, marketing prowess and entertainment trends that transformed him into a superstar. On one level, the exhibit is pure fun – incorporating magic, escapes, seances, films, rare artifacts and hands-on illusions. On a deeper level, the exhibit pulls back the curtain, revealing the story of the man behind the image. 

The exhibit details the different stages of Houdini’s life, from his earliest days in Budapest to his untimely death and the mysteries surrounding it. The exhibit will also give visitors the opportunity to try out of some Houdini’s magic tricks, including the world’s smallest version of his vanishing elephant trick.

The museum is located at 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD, and is open from 10am to 5pm, Sunday through Thursday. Admission for non members is $10 for adults, $6 for students, $4 for children and $8 for seniors.