Image courtesy of the Ransom Center
Friday, June 9 at 10:00 am
25 spots available
300 West 21st Street
Austin, Texas 78712
The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center’s collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.
In Stories to Tell, the Harry Ransom Center presents stories of inspiration, adaptation, innovation, confrontation, collaboration, and frustration, selected from its extensive cultural collections. The Ransom Center’s rich holdings highlight the struggles, the complexity, and the rewards of creative work in literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts.
This exhibition of more than 250 items includes, among many others, David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez, and Gabriel García Márquez manuscripts, Henri Matisse’s Jazz, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s spirit photographs, and the hat that accompanied the green “curtain” dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind.
The exhibition provides insight into the creative process and establishes meaningful, personal connections between the past and the present.