Harry Ransom Center



21st and Guadalupe

Austin, TX 78713

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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 […]

Arnold Newman: Masterclass

This exhibition explores the career of photographer Arnold Newman (1918–2006), who created iconic portraits of some of the most influential innovators, celebrities, and cultural figures […]

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 […]

Discovering the Language of Photography

Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection draws from the collection of Helmut and Alison Gernsheim. The exhibition features masterpieces from photography’s first 150 […]

Making Movies

Making Movies features original scripts, storyboards, production photos, call sheets and screenplays from the Ransom Center’s extensive film collections! The exhibition emphasizes the collaborative nature […]

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). […]

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 […]

Jess: To and From the Printed Page

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 […]