Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the collections each year. These collections also inspire original exhibitions and programs that offer visitors opportunity for enrichment, discovery, and delight. The Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities and fosters an environment where culture thrives.

TOURS
Noon Daily
6 p.m. Thursday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday

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location

21st and Guadalupe streets (map)

hours

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday; Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

admissions

Admission is free. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.

phone

(512) 471-8944

website

www.hrc.utexas.edu

upcoming events

October 25, 2018 | 6:00PM

“Round Midnight” Screening and Book Signing

Maxine Gordon introduces the film "Round Midnight” (1986), starring her late husband, jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance. Gordon plays Dale Turner, a tenor saxophone player who leaves the U.S. for Paris in the 1950s. Directed by Bertrand Tavernier (runtime: 131 min., Rated R). Maxine Gordon will sign copies of her book, “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon.”

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November 11, 2018 | 2:00pm

Film Screening With Terrence McNally

The Harry Ransom Center, in partnership with ZACH Theatre, presents a special screening of the film "Every Act of Life" followed by a conversation with playwright Terrence McNally ("Ragtime" and "Love! Valor! Compassion!"). Spotlighting the life and career of the four-time Tony award-winning playwright and LGBT activist, this documentary premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. Visit the Ransom Center after for a free reception and to see selections from McNally's archive on view in the galleries. This event is free, but tickets are required. Reserve now at bit.ly/McNally80tix.

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November 15, 2018 | 4:30pm

Bloomsbury Publishing: A Literary Vision with Founder Nigel Newton

Bloomsbury Publishing: A Literary Vision with Founder Nigel Newton Founder Nigel Newton will reveal how one of the world's leading publishing companies brought the works of Michael Ondaatje, J.K. Rowling, Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, and other major authors to a global audience. Discover how the company makes a social impact through its books, e-books and online resources as they search relentlessly for the great authors of the future.

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