Houdini: Magic, Art, and Literature

Virtual Workshop for Educators


Wednesday, March 8, 2023
5 – 7 pm EST
Zoom, Virtual Program

Join us for a workshop that explores the legacy of escape artist and icon, Harry Houdini, subject of the past Jewish Museum exhibition, Houdini: Art and Magic (2010). Hear from Brian Selznick, award-winning author and illustrator of The Houdini Box, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck, and more. In addition to speaking about The Houdini Box and his interest in Houdini, Selznick will discuss influences on his work and his forthcoming book, Big Tree. Following the talk, participate in a discussion of selected works of art and artifacts from the Houdini: Art and Magic exhibition and a related activity with a Jewish Museum educator.

New York State Educators may receive 2 CTLE hours.

A Zoom link will be sent with email confirmation. If you do not receive your email confirmation within ten minutes, please check your spam folder and mark the email as "not spam."

This program is presented with captions through Zoom. The Jewish Museum is committed to making its virtual programs accessible to all. For inquiries and requests for CART, ASL interpretation, or additional accommodations please email schoolprograms@thejm.org. This program will not be recorded for later viewing.

Please register by March 7, 2023.

Professional development workshops are made possible with endowment support from the Gershon Kekst Family.

Program fee: $10.

A limited number of spaces are available for teachers of self-contained special education classes and special education teachers in ICT classes to register free of charge by emailing schoolprograms@thejm.org.

Cover of The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick