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A new AGO exhibit takes us back to the golden age of magic — and the role of women in it

Magician Julie Eng joined host Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the role of women in magic and how many of their stories have been overshadowed and forgotten. 
Magician Julie Eng. (Andy Lee)
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A new exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Illusions: The Art of Magic, takes visitors back to the golden age of magic, when the likes of Harry Houdini and The Incomparable Albini were considered household names.

The exhibit also looks at the role of women in magic, who were often overlooked or forced to sacrifice their ambition for familial purposes.

Julie Eng in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Julie Eng is a magician with more than 30 years of experience. She's also one of the contributors to the exhibit. She joined host Tom Power live in the q studio to talk about the role of women in magic, and how many of their stories have been overshadowed and forgotten. 

Below, browse through a unique collection of late 19th century and early 20th century posters from the exhibit.

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      Illusions: The Art of Magic runs from Feb. 22 to March 18. Tickets can be purchased online through the AGO's website

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