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.

Noon Tuesday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
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21st and Guadalupe streets (map)


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


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


(512) 471-8944



upcoming events

April 25, 2015 | 10:00AM

Family Day: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Visit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and enjoy activities for the young and young at heart in the gallery and on the plaza.

April 29, 2015 | 7:00PM

Curator Tour of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Join exhibition curator Danielle Brune Sigler for a tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. To ensure the best experience for attendees, the tour is limited to 60 people. Free tickets for the program can be picked up from the Center's visitor desk starting at 6 p.m.

May 9, 2015 | 10:00AM

Family Day

Visit Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and enjoy activities for the young and young at heart in the gallery and on the plaza.

June 6, 2015 | 3:00PM

Film Series: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Disney's film Alice in Wonderland (1951), which combines elements of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, has become one of the most popular representations of the Alice stories. 75 minutes, rated G.

June 13, 2015 | 3:00PM

Film Series: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

The stop-motion animated film James and the Giant Peach (1996) was adapted from Roald Dahl's classic 1961 book. It follows James on his journey in a giant peach with a group of insect friends. 80 minutes, rated PG.

June 20, 2015 | 3:00PM

Film Series: Coraline (2009)

Henry Selick wrote and directed Coraline (2009) based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning novella. Coraline, wishing for more perfect parents, finds an alternate world where she discovers that all that she wished for is not, in fact, what she wanted. 101 minutes, rated PG.

June 27, 2015 | 3:00PM

Film Series: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Spike Jonze directed Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Maurice Sendak's childhood tale. Max sails to the island of the Wild Things and becomes their king. 101 minutes, rated PG.