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Frank Reaugh’s preferred medium

By Harry Ransom Center

Isabella Savage is a Westlake High School student who spent the fall semester as an intern with Curator of Art Peter Mears to help gather and organize data related to the materials in the exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West. Isabella met with Peter two hours per week to fulfill her […]

Preparing Frank Reaugh’s pastels for a new audience

By Rebecca Johnson

The works on view from the Ransom Center’s collection in Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West have been at The University of Texas at Austin since before the Ransom Center was founded. Reaugh donated them to the University in 1937.

Listen: Frank Reaugh’s favorite monochrome pastel painting

By Isabel Dunn

One of the most popular visitor features of our current exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West is the “guide by cell” audio tour for visitors. This audio tour lets visitors call in and hear informational snippets about the paintings on display. Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter Mears discusses highlights from […]

Pastel basics, from the Renaissance to Frank Reaugh to today

By Rebecca Johnson

“I love the big open skies of West Texas. I grew up in Virginia. There, everything is so much closer feeling. So coming out here for the first time, it’s just like—whoa! It’s almost a physical sensation you get when you’re out in that big, open-sky country. So that’s what draws me to paint it.”

“Sis and Jock’s Hot as Hell West Texas Tour!”: Docent takes a 1,318 mile road trip in Frank Reaugh’s footsteps

By Isabel Dunn

Harry Ransom Center docents are volunteer guides that lead free daily tours of the Center’s exhibitions. In the months leading up to exhibition openings, docents work closely with curators to gain a more complete understanding of exhibition items and content. The docent training process involves readings, discussion, and intense familiarization with the exhibition. 

Listen: Travel with Frank Reaugh to his favorite sketching spots

By Kathleen Telling

One of the most popular visitor features of our current exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West is the “guide by cell” audio tour for visitors. This audio tour lets visitors call in and hear informational snippets about the paintings on display. Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter Mears discusses highlights from […]

Shop for merchandise inspired by Frank Reaugh exhibition

By Christine Lee

 “Frank Reaugh was the most improbable of artists, a European-trained Impressionist whose entire oeuvre was devoted to Longhorn cattle and the West Texas landscape.” –Ron Tyler, “Foreword”   Enjoy a deeper look into Reaugh’s work with Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh, the companion publication edited by Ransom Center Curator of Art […]