Magic(k) Wands

Door: Center for Tactical Magic

Magic(k) Wands is a display of the most encompassing symbol of magic: the wand. Like so many useful technologies over the last few thousand years, wands have gone through changes, becoming more and more differentiated, designed, and specialized. In many cases they are so removed from their origins that one easily chooses to forget their roots. Today, UV sanitizers, security wands, cosmetics, remote controls, “personal massagers” barcode scanners, “magic markers” join the traditional tools of ritual and entertainment to conjure the magic of our daily lives. And while marketing researchers will tell the consumer to be sure to use the right wand for the right job, most witches, wizards, and magicians insist that its not the wand but the person holding it who contains the magic(k).