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Culture Flash!
New curatorial directions, a new drama getting around, and a new way for theatre to change lives
"...the programming and presentation of art at AMOA-Arthouse's Jones Center site and Laguna Gloria grounds, and to commission new..."

June 29, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...• The Harry Ransom Center at UT has acquired a rare 16th..."

May 2, 2008 News Feature

"Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West"
The wide open spaces that define the Texas stereotype are explored in rich detail in this artist's work
"...of lonesome cowboys and vast, open space. For the Harry Ransom Center's "Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

How the Gutenberg Bible and the world's first photograph was moved from the Harry Ransom Center to the LBJ Library.
"...loading dock at the LBJ Library waiting for the Harry Ransom Center's Gutenberg Bible and the world's first photograph,..."

April 13, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Review: Sophisticated Giant
The long-awaited bio of sax legend Dexter Gordon is here
"...era was done right here in Austin at UT’s Harry Ransom Center, which houses the archives of Ross Russell,..."

Oct. 23, 2018 Arts Post by Jay Trachtenberg

Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre
Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy
"...The Hidden Room Theatre, in conjunction with the Harry Ransom Center and Austin Scottish Rite Theater, now offers..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Alec Soth’s American Dream
Magnum photographer presents work and process to UT crowd
"...collective that recently had its archive acquired by UT's Harry Ransom Center. For 65 years, this agency has been..."

Oct. 24, 2013 Arts Post by Rod Machen

UT Acquires McSweeney's Archive
Ransom Center will host first editions, correspondence, and more
"...are coming to live at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center...."

July 31, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Studio Visits: Elizabeth Chiles
This Austin photographer's studio space is her gateway to the natural world
" work for the collective's summer exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center...."

April 19, 2013 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

Figure in the Frame
The exhibit Arnold Newman: Masterclass gives us all a lesson in the power of the photographic portrait
" the focus of "Arnold Newman: Masterclass" at the Harry Ransom Center. Curated by William Ewing for the Foundation..."

March 15, 2013 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Letting the Monster Out of the Box
Did Spalding Gray have any secrets left for his journal?
"...was acquired last November by the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center and was made available to the public..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Your Guide to Austin Museum Day
Discover Austin-area museums Sunday, Sept. 22, for free!
" books, art, and stories about our lively city. Harry Ransom Center300 W 21st St., (512) 471-8944,"

Sept. 18, 2019 Events Post

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"..."Becoming Tennessee Williams," Harry Ransom Center, Charlotte Canning, curator..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art Openings

March 14, 1997 News Feature

Art Openings
"...the Sun Gallery (Mar 11-12) Rebekah Baines Johnson Health Center Mural..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature

Powers of Tenn
Talking Tennessee Williams' genius with critic John Lahr
" intensely prolific reviser comes through clearly in the Harry Ransom Center exhibition "Becoming Tennessee Williams," which explores the..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT nets the papers of Liz Smith and Jim Crace, BookWoman's back in business, an O.Henry twofer, book-cart drill-team madness, and what's this about a new Books blog?
"...she "depart[s] this vale." Erin L. Purdy at UT's Center for American History confirmed that Smith's papers would indeed..."

May 9, 2008 Books Column by Kimberley Jones

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018
Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art
"...OKORO: PUNK NOIR" (George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center) Okoro's larger-than-life portraits probed style, spirit, and substance to..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Melany Jean

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015
The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones
"...and Jeffery Mills for Physical Plant at the Off Center, an audience can – when not laughing their asses..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
"...their first stop with it was the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va. That might seem a bit daunting,..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

Stella Adler and the American Theater
UT's Harry Ransom Center, which acquired the complete archive of Stella Adler, celebrates her impact on American acting in the symposium Stella Adler and the American Theater
" ensemble companies, such as the Zachary Scott Theatre Center and Austin Playhouse, have groups of actors identified with..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Suida Manning Collection: the Renaissance Is Here
"...Harry Ransom Center, UT Permanent display..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Review


March 7, 1997 Arts Review

Day Trips: Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
Chisholm Trail rides again
"...says that a lot of people made the history center – which began as an idea in 2000 and..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Jess: To and From the Printed Page
The Ransom Center exhibition reminds us how the written word sparked a cultural revolution in the 1950s
"...Harry Ransom Center, through April 6..."

March 28, 2008 Arts Review by Rachel Cook

The Master Builder
The impeccable craft and enduring genius of Arthur Miller, as explained by Tony Kushner
"...One such invitation came from the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, which is showing the exhibition "Rehearsing the..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Renowned composer and educator Kent Kennan has died, longtime Paramount Theatre manager Paul Beutel calls it quits, and Vincent Kitch signs on as the city of Austin's cultural arts program manager.
"...His manuscripts, scores, correspondence, and scrapbooks reside in the Harry Ransom Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Rhoda Winter Russell
Movement therapy pioneer who knew the greats of dance has died
"...of showdogs. She did donate several boxes to the Harry Ransom Center containing correspondence with Wigman, as well as..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

How Costume Designer Edith Head Changed the Look of Hollywood
AFS Cinema spotlights films featuring the Oscar-winner's designs
"...collection assistant for Costumes and Personal Effects at the Harry Ransom Center. AFS Cinema presents Edith Head’s Hollywood through..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Screens Column by Jill Morena

Sam Anderson-Ramos' Top 10 Takeaways From Austin's Gallery Scene in 2016
From making work to showing it, the visual art scene displayed commitments to risk, innovation, and community
"...10) THE ESTABLISHED SPACES Props to the Blanton and Harry Ransom Center, whose world-class exhibitions keep Austin artistically and..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

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