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

June 16, 2016 | 7 PM

Summer Film Series: FILM (1965) and NOTFILM (2015)

Samuel Beckett's sole film project, FILM (1965), starred Buster Keaton and was directed by Alan Schneider. Recently restored, FILM will be followed by NOTFILM, a feature-length experimental essay on FILM. The Ransom Center houses significant Beckett holdings including the original manuscript of Watt. FILM runtime 22 minutes.NOTFILM runtime 128 minutes.

June 30, 2016 | 7 PM

Summer Film Series: “Vaudeville and Vitaphone”

In the early days of talkies, Warner Brothers hired some of the top variety stars of the day to create "living sound" recordings of their acts. This "Vaudeville and Vitaphone" series of rarely-seen short films breathes life into the extensive vaudeville collections at the Ransom Center.

July 14, 2016 | 7 PM

Summer Film Series: Frida (2002)

Salma Hayek stars as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, directed by Julie Taymor. The Ransom Center's art collection includes Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, which is currently on view. Runtime 123 minutes, rated R.