The New-York Historical Society is bringing the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition to America this October, and has just revealed its programme for a slew of themed events. And good news… Tickets are available today.
The exhibition, which celebrates the real-world traditions of magic and folklore alongside the history of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, will infuse more American elements into the displays – such as artwork from Scholastic illustrators Brian Selznick and Mary GrandPré. Today it has been revealed that the two will be taking part in a panel talking all about their work, along with Scholastic’s Creative Director David Saylor.
Other events in the schedule include An Evening with Jim Dale, the beloved narrator of the American Harry Potter audiobooks; a talk called 'The Harry Potter Effect', which analyses the cultural phenomenon of the franchise with a panel of experts; an open mic night called 'Growing up with Harry Potter', for professional and amateur storytellers to share their experiences of the books; and an evening with the British Library curators who originated the exhibition last year. All this and so much more, ranging from children’s workshops to fascinating history lectures.
For more information on all of these events and key dates, check the New-York Historical Society website.
The New-York Historical Society’s exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, opens to the public 5 October, closing 27 January 2019.