Presented by Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin and the Harry Ransom Center continue to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Currently, we are closed to the public, and will reopen, if the situation allows, on May 1, 2020. Given the evolving nature of the situation, we will share updates as they become available. Please continue to check our website for new information. As always, please contact us by email or call 512-471-8944 if we can answer any questions.
The Harry Ransom Center houses some of the world’s most significant collections relating to literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts. More than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 artworks document our cultural history and the creative process.
Many stories can be told through the Center’s collections. This rotating exhibition conveys stories of inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and frustration often associated with the creative work of leading writers and artists.
- Prints from Associated American Artists
A selection of prints published by AAA from the 1930s to 1980s, created to hang on the walls of homes across America
- Illustrating Early English Drama
Some of the earliest examples of printed plays in England with illustrations that conjure fictional worlds
- The Queen (1968, 2019)
Archival selections related to the newly restored film The Queen, a 1968 classic about drag culture in New York City
- The Glass Menagerie at 75
Private letters, family photos, journals, and early drafts reveal how Tennessee Williams’s first commercially successful play was also one of his most personal
- David Foster Wallace
Drafts, letters, teaching materials, annotated books, and more from the archive of the author of Infinite Jest (1996)
Opens: Feb. 7, 2020
Closes: Oct. 20, 2020
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Lisa Pulsifer, Head of Education and Public Engagement
Date and Time
Harry Ransom Center 300 West 21st Street Austin Texas 78712