Lecture

Women and Magic

As part of the exhibition Illusions: The Art of Magic, the McCord Museum invites you to a lecture presented by Ersy Contogouris, assistant professor at the department of history of art and cinematography studies at Université de Montréal. The lecture will focus on women and magic.

With examples of posters from the Golden Age of Magic from the McCord Museum collection, Ersy Contogouris will demonstrate how women were represented at the time. She will, furthermore, relate the experiences of women magicians who have left their mark on the era, such as Adelaide Herrmann, Talma et Anna Eva Fay.