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Listen: Meet the curious cantor of Frank Reaugh’s The Singing Shepherd of Acoma

By Kathleen Telling

One of our patrons’ favorite features about 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. In the audio tour, Ransom Center Curator of Art Peter Mears supplemented the exhibition highlights, and Project Specialist Greg Curtis speaks as the voice of Frank Reaugh to narrate the artist’s own comments. Read more

Labor Day weekend hours

By Jennifer Tisdale

The Ransom Center Galleries will be open during Labor Day weekend, including on Monday, September 7.

 

The galleries will be open from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, with free docent-led exhibition tours at noon and 2 p.m. On Labor Day, the galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a tour at noon. Tours meet in the lobby, and no reservations are required. Read more

Frida Kahlo’s “Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” is star of New York Botanical Garden exhibition

By Rebecca Johnson

Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird and Still Life with Parrot and Fruit, from the Harry Ransom Center’s Nickolas Muray collection of Mexican art, are currently on view at the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. Running through November 1, the exhibition Read more

From Austin to Venice Biennale: 5,614 miles of trucks, planes, and a ferry

By Jennifer Tisdale

The Harry Ransom Center supports an active program of loans from its collections, balancing the task of preparing and processing materials for loan with its own exhibition program. The loans, which share the Center’s collections with a wider audience, are considered on the basis of their merit and contribution to the humanities.

Last year, more than 135 items were loaned to 16 institutions, placing the Ransom Center’s holdings in context with other collections throughout the U.S. and internationally.

One of the Center’s most recent loans is a nearly complete set of the photographs Walker Evans made for Read more

Undergraduate class experiences advertising hands-on with “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” exhibition

By Marlene Renz

Galit Marmor-Lavie is a professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. This semester she brought students in her undergraduate Advertising and Popular Culture class, offered at the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, to the Ransom Center’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland exhibition. Below, she explains the project that was inspired by the exhibition and what drew her to use the Ransom Center as a resource.

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