Magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, Donaldson Litho. Company, About 1890, M2014.128.471 © McCord Museum

Illusions: The Art of Magic

Clientele: elementary/ secondary/welcome class
Dates: Until January 7, 2018
Duration:  120 minutes
Max. number: 60
Cost: $7,50 per student

This exhibition of magic show posters offers students an introduction to the golden age of magic (1880-1930) in North America. The promotional posters illustrate the outstanding results of the chromolitography technique and represent the artistic trends of the time. Young visitors also become familiar with the great illusions made possible by science.

In a workshop, students learn a technique similar to chromolithography and create a poster.

Download the complete 2017-2018 educational activities program

Before making your reservation, please prepare the following information:

  • The title of activity chosen;
  • Three possible dates to facilitate the reservation process;
  • Preferred time for your tour, the number of students in your group, their grade level, and the language in which you would like the tour to be conducted;
  • Complete contact information for your organization, including an email address to enable us to send you a tour confirmation notice.

After making your reservation, you will receive confirmation by email. Please acknowledge receipt to confirm the time of your visit and the number of participants.

To ensure the visit goes smoothly, set aside enough time for the cloakroom, snacks and washroom breaks.

Lastly, plan to have one accompanying adult for every 15 students. He or she will be admitted for free of charge.

Changes or cancellations

Unless you notify us of changes 48 hours before the date of your activity, you will be charged for the number of participants indicated in your reservation.

Method of payment

On the day of the activity, the person responsible for the group is asked to proceed to the admissions desk to settle payment. The total amount may be paid via invoice or on site via cash or cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the McCord Museum.

Lunch area

A lunch area is available for a fee of $50.

Contact us
514-861-6701, ext. 2234

Not to be missed!