The Principles of Magic Revealed

How much do you know about magic? It’s time to see through the illusion. Don’t miss Magic! opening Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at HMNS. In the days leading up to the opening, and throughout the run of the exhibit, check back here for exclusive videos and descriptions of the unique items on display.

The Principles of Magic have been discussed endlessly for centuries. Some magicians say there only five, others claim there are twenty two. Take a look at the  eight principles that follow – and watch them in action in the video – and see if you can remember a single performance of magic that hasn’t used at least one of them.

APPEARANCE

DUPLICATION

VANISH

SUSPENSION

LEVITATION

PENETRATION

RESTORATION

TRANSFORMATION

TRANSPOSITION

Can’t see the video? Watch it here. And – don’t miss Magic!, opening February 26, 2010.