New Touches Added to “History of Magic” Exhibition

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for the United States debut of Harry Potter: A History of Magic, the exhibition that captivated London audiences at the British Museum from last October until the end of February. We still have to wait until later this year to experience the magic in New York, but there will be something new waiting for us when we get there!

Legendary illustrator Brian Selznick will be showing some of the beautiful work he’s done for the new American editions of the Harry Potter books. Selznick, whose art graces novels like Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret, has created a number of never-before-seen illustrations for the 20th-anniversary paperback copies of the books, set to hit shelves this July. Mary GrandPré’s drawings for the original US releases and models and costumes from the Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will also appear, giving the British exhibition a bit of an American flair!

 

 

The US exhibition will run at the New-York Historical Museum and Library from October 5, 2018, to January 27, 2019, so make sure to get your tickets the moment they go on sale on April 26! The British Library called Harry Potter: A History of Magic its most popular exhibit yet, and we’re sure it’ll have the same spellbinding effect across the pond!

Gayané Kaligian

Gayane has been writing about Harry Potter since the fourth grade, when she wrote her first five-paragraph essay on why Percy Weasley’s buffoonery could have led to Voldemort winning. These days, she’s still talking about the Weasley brothers, but it’s mostly about how overlooked Charlie is. In her free time, you can find her researching stunt choreography and geeking out over theater.