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.
21st and Guadalupe streets (View 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
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
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Phone: (512) 471-8944
September 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Curator’s Tour of “The Making of Gone With The Wind”
Join Ransom Center Curator of Film Steve Wilson for an inside look at the exhibition The Making of Gone With The Wind. 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.
October 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Reading: Poetry on the Plaza
October 1, 2014 | 4:00 PM
Discussion: Is Gone With The Wind Still Relevant?
Seventy-five years after its premiere, is Gone With The Wind still relevant? University of Texas faculty from the departments of American Studies, English, History, and Radio, Television, and Film discuss Gone With The Wind, the controversy surrounding the film, and its value as a touchstone for the understanding of race, gender, sectionalism, and the Civil War in America.
October 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Films of 1939: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
Mickey Rooney and Rex Ingram star as Huck and Jim in this adaptation of the Mark Twain classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ingram turned down the role of Big Sam in Gone With The Wind to play Jim. 91 minutes.
October 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Lecture: Alejandro Cartagena
For nearly ten years, Mexican photographer Alejandro Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico's urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. Cartagena discusses his work, including Suburbia Mexicana, Carpoolers, and Systematic Landscapes. Co-sponsored by the Blanton Museum of Art.
October 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Lecture: “Selznick’s March: Hollywood Comes to White Atlanta”
The world premiere of Gone With The Wind in Atlanta was the culmination of months of anxious and complicated negotiations between producer David O. Selznick, distributor MGM, their staffs, and the city of Atlanta. Matthew H. Bernstein, Professor of Film and Media Studies at Emory University, offers an in-depth look at the challenges of staging the 1939 premiere in a segregated southern city in "Selznick's March: Hollywood Comes to White Atlanta."
October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Reading: Poetry on the Plaza
Actors from the London Stage
October 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Harry Ransom Lecture: Jayne Anne Phillips
Jayne Anne Phillips reads from Quiet Dell, a novel based on the true story of a murderous West Virginia con man who preyed on widows. Phillips is the author of Lark and Termite, a National Book Award finalist, and her papers reside at the Ransom Center. A reception and book signing follow. Presented by the University Co-op.
Ransom Center members receive complimentary parking and priority entry at this program. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.
November 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Discussion: Views and Brews – “The Legacy of Gone With The Wind”
Join Ransom Center Curator of Film Steve Wilson, University of Texas faculty Daina Ramey Berry and Coleman Hutchison, and KUT Producer Rebecca McInroy for a "Views and Brews" discussion of Gone With The Wind and the film's legacy.
November 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Films of 1939: “Idiot’s Delight”
In Idiot's Delight, their third film together, Clark Gable and Norma Shearer are stranded at an Alpine hotel with war imminent. MGM hoped to reunite Gable and Shearer as Rhett and Scarlett, but the negative public response to rumors of Shearer's casting ensured that it would not happen. 107 minutes.