Harry Ransom Center

Harry Ransom Center



21st and Guadalupe

Austin, TX 78713


Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

Harry Ransom Center

August 11 - January 9, 2019

This show will include more than more than 150 books, photographs, drawings and prints by the artist alongside unpublished archival production materials, layout sketches and studio notebooks, providing visitors an unprecedented look into artist Ed Ruscha’s creative process.



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A Conversation with David Magee

Austin Film Festival announces A Conversation with David Magee, writer of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland, on adaptation, writing for imaginative worlds, and using...

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Arnold Newman: Masterclass

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Postcards from America

As part of their Postcards from America tour, five Magnum photographers discuss photography and ways to picture America. In the first of a series of...

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Frida Kahlo

The Harry Ransom Center welcomes back one of its most famous and frequently borrowed art works, Frida Kahlo’s Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)....

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Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty

This exhibition celebrates the art of photographer Fritz Henle, and "coincides with the centenary of his birth in Germany. Featuring more than 125 seminal works...

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The work of Beat culture artist Burgess Collins, better known as Jess, "explores his ongoing dialog between visual images and printed text. Imaginative collage works...

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