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Winter holiday hours at the Ransom Center

By Jennifer Tisdale

The Ransom Center will be closed Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, and on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25. The Ransom Center Galleries will close early at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31. The Ransom Center will be closed on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1.

During the rest of the University’s winter break, the Ransom Center Galleries will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free docent-led gallery tours occur daily at noon. Additional tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. (There are no public tours on closed days.) Tours meet in the lobby; no reservations are required.

 

Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show on Earth…A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. From the Ransom Center’s circus collection.
Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show on Earth…A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. From the Ransom Center’s circus collection.

 

Beginning Monday, December 21, visitors can view the exhibition Shakespeare in Print and Performance. The First Photograph and the Gutenberg Bible remain on permanent display. Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” is on view in the Ransom Center’s lobby through December 31, 2017.

Admission is free, although your donation is welcome and supports the Ransom Center’s exhibitions and public programs. Parking information and a map are available online.

The Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room and administrative offices are closed beginning Wednesday, December 23, and reopen on Monday, January 4.

 

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[…] Shakespeare in Print and Performance Exhibition  Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.   |   Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin Explore the legacy of William Shakespeare at the Ransom Center. The Elizabethan world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries is presented through early printed books documenting his contemporary reputation, his textual sources, and his plays, all drawn from the Ransom Center’s holdings. Costume and set designs and promptbooks showcase the variety of ways artists have translated his plays into performance. Admission is FREE; your donation supports the Ransom Center’s exhibitions and public programs. FREE public tours are offered on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. See holiday hours. […]

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