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Frida Kahlo
"...namesake; and on the posters and content of the Harry Ransom Center’s “Mexico Modern” show. Still to come: a..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Best of Austin Feature

Lake|Flato's Impact on Austin
The firm behind the new library has changed our city's look
"...a sensibility that owes more to East Coast urban centers than our region. Lake|Flato's buildings, on the other hand,..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Ransom Center Lands Ondaatje Archive
Author of The English Patient sends papers to UT
"...The Harry Ransom Center has scored another literary coup: the archive..."

Sept. 26, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Day Trips & Beyond: D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico
D.H. Lawrence’s banned art finds a home in Taos hotel
"...collection of D.H. Lawrence paintings is housed at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin...."

Sept. 22, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Campus Hacks: University of Texas
Surprisingly, hook 'em isn't the only thing you need to know
"...of the Tower, located next to the Student Activity Center...."

Aug. 23, 2017 Chronolog Post by Maria Mendez

In Memoriam: Sam Shepard
The late writer-actor left lots of himself in Central Texas
"...the father of Shepard's first wife, O-Lan Jones. The Harry Ransom Center at UT houses 30 boxes of its..."

Aug. 3, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Q&A Hole: What’s Your Favorite Place in Austin?
Because you know that "cabin fever" is definitely a thing
"...say maybe the UT Campus. I really love the Harry Ransom Center, and whenever I have friends in from..."

May 29, 2017 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...whose props and production documents are stored at the Harry Ransom Center. So schedule a trip to the archives..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Frankenstein’s Babymama & Friends
Brooklyn's Invulnerable Nothings bring the G-g-gothic goodness
"...in ever-so-literary Austin – the city in which the Harry Ransom Center radiates its indomitable and world-class belles-lettres power,..."

April 26, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Peter O'Toole Archives Land at HRC
Peter O'Toole archives acquired by UT's Harry Ransom Center
"...The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has added..."

April 22, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...a state-of-the-art children's museum, and a host of cultural centers celebrating our city's diverse population, Austin has a little..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Mad Men Archive Lands at HRC
Matthew Weiner show archive parks its fedora at Harry Ransom Center
"...donation of the complete Mad Men archive to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, the acclaimed..."

Jan. 12, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

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

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books
Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs
"...the Blanton Museum of Art or the internationally heralded Harry Ransom Center, then you know about their extensive collections...."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life
"...a re-creation of the type of lecture given by Harry Houdini when he would leave off the nerve-jangling escape..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle
"...Harry Houdini, the famed escapist, wanted that. Sir Arthur Conan..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The One Thing That Even Houdini Couldn’t Escape
Cooking class reveals arcane secrets of chicken paprikash and more
"...The one thing that Harry Houdini could never escape was his appetite...."

Oct. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World" at the Ransom Center
This survey shows how the photographer captured the culture of his time in ways both compelling and frightening
"...study in narrative, popular culture, and American propaganda, the Ransom Center's "Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World" is a..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Unpacking Samuel Beckett's “Film”
HRC kicks off Summer Film Series with playwright's foray into film
"...Notfilm beyond documentary and into an essay-like territory. The Harry Ransom Center, home to a Beckett collection, is screening..."

June 15, 2016 Screens Post by Emily Gibson

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Acting in a Leading Role Emma Center, The Wild Party Brian Coughlin, To Kill a Mockingbird..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

"Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions"
An image of New Orleans taken by Doug Rickard is emblematic of the quality in this exhibition at UT's Ransom Center
"...ever seen is one currently on display at the Harry Ransom Center as part of its "Look Inside: New..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Shakespeare's First Folio
Why the first collection of the Bard's plays is such a big deal and cause to celebrate on his 400th death anniversary
"...750 original copies still exist. The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center has three, all on view in its..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin
The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations
"...festival, but in its physical deportment within the Jones Center venue...."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Elementary, My Dear Hickey
Art critic Dave Hickey on being Watson to Ed Ruscha's Holmes
"...Wednesday night, the Harry Ransom Center and the Blanton Museum of Art will..."

Jan. 19, 2016 Arts Post by Rod Machen

"Shakespeare in Print and Performance" at the Ransom Center
This exhibition celebrates the Bard with rare artifacts from the Ransom Center's holdings
"...the dramatist now than usual. The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center is among them, using the occasion to..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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

Gay Place: Diva Dish
Just another "average" week in sparkly, spangly Gay Town in the A-town.
"...BLXPTN, and Cheer Up Charlies. Thu., Oct. 8, 1-3pm. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st. www.fb.com/utcwgs...."

Oct. 9, 2015 Column

Gay Place: In & Out
Get in or get out! You can't lose with these Gay Place events.
"...Politics of Queer Nightlife series kickoff presented by the Center for Women's & Gender Studies at the University of..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Open House at the Austin Book Arts Center
The city’s epicenter of old-school book tech invites you to visit!
"...should be warned, citizen, that the Austin Book Arts Center is a hotbed of disruptive technology...."

Sept. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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