a movement for congress to declare magic an artform

Magic is Art

Magic is an art form with a power and potential unlike any other. The purpose of Congressional Resolution 642 is to help preserve, protect, and promote the art of magic for generations to come - with equal artistic respect as dance, jazz, music, and film.

What is Resolution 642?

As an art form, magic inspires us to dream and question the things that others believe to be impossible. As entertainment, magic is compelling and captivating to watch. Throughout history, American magicians like Houdini, Thurston, and Kellar enchanted audiences of all ages - across the country and around the world.

This resolution has nothing to do
with government funding.

Prominent magic performers like David Blaine and David Copperfield have already achieved remarkable commercial success - on stage and on screen. The purpose of this resolution is to establish magic as the art form it is and as a result, afford magic the same protection, promotion, and preservation as any other performing art.

As a visual art, magic transcends any barrier of race, religion, or culture — and as an art form, it deserves the same respect as any other with a vibrant and diverse community of creators, performers, fans, and enthusiasts.

Who's Behind the Movement?



Mayor of Wylie, Texas
“The art of magic has a positive impact on so many lives. Learning magic empowered me to face my fears, overcome challenges, and pursue my passions.”



“Even for me today, magic - as an artform - has a rare and unique power to it. It inspires us to question the things that we were told impossible - and to push the limits of our own abilities.”


Co-signers in Congress
Rep. Sessions [R-TX-32]
Rep. Buck [R-CO-4]
Rep. Dent [R-PA-15]
Rep. Donovan [R-NY-11]
Rep. Meehan [R-PA-7]
Rep. Pocan [D-WI-2]
Rep. Simpson [R-ID-2]
Rep. Stivers [R-OH-15]
Rep. Titus [D-NV-1]
Rep. Amodei [R-NV-2]

Support in the Magic Community



“Magic is an art where you use sleight of hand or illusion to create wonder. We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe.”
Jonathan Bayme
Brian Brushwood
Steve Cohen
Dan White
Chris Kenner
Homer Liwag
Justin Willman
Sign Your Support
Society of American Magicians
International Brotherhood of Magicians