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Members of the Harry Ransom Center enjoy insider access and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the cultural wonders we keep secure for the future. We offer members invitations to exhibition openings and exclusive events; private exhibition and collection tours; valet parking at select events; and the latest news of acquisitions, programs, and more. We invite you to join today to experience all that the Ransom Center has to offer.

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Membership Benefits and Privileges


Individual ($50) *
  • Personalized membership card
  • Invitations for one to exclusive membership events, including: exhibition openings, new member celebrations, and more
  • Complimentary valet parking at select member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter, eNews
  • Opportunity to join Friends of Photography
  • Recognition of support on Members page of the Ransom Center website

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Dual ($90)
  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Invitations for two to exhibition openings and exclusive member events
  • Complimentary valet parking at select member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter, eNews
  • Opportunity to join Friends of Photography
  • Recognition of support on Members page of the Ransom Center website

Sustainer ($125)
  • Free or discounted admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • One guest pass for members-only events
  • 5% discount in the Harry Ransom Center online store
  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Invitations for two to exhibition openings and exclusive member events
  • Complimentary valet parking at select member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter, eNews
  • Opportunity to join Friends of Photography
  • Recognition of support on Members page of the Ransom Center website

Alliance ($250)
  • Invitations for two to an annual members-only curator's exhibition tour or preview
  • Two parking passes
  • Two guest passes for members-only events
  • 10% discount in the Harry Ransom Center online store
  • Free or discounted admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Invitations for two to exhibition openings and exclusive member events
  • Complimentary valet parking at select member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter, eNews
  • Opportunity to join Friends of Photography
  • Recognition of support on Members page of the Ransom Center website

Guild ($500)
  • Behind-the-scenes group tour of the Ransom Center
  • Invitations for two to annual "Curator's Choice" event
  • Opportunity to order an autographed publication by a selected speaker/writer
  • One complimentary Individual gift membership
  • 15% discount in the Harry Ransom Center online store
  • Invitations for two to an annual members-only curator's exhibition tour or preview
  • Two parking passes
  • Two guest passes for members-only events
  • Free or discounted admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
  • Personalized membership cards for two
  • Complimentary valet parking at select member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to our monthly electronic newsletter, eNews
  • Opportunity to join Friends of Photography
  • Recognition of support on Members page of the Ransom Center website

Director's Circle

Associate ($1,000)     Advocate ($2,500)     Supporter ($5,000)     Contributor ($10,000)

Membership in the Director's Circle supports the Director's initiatives and offers opportunities for greater involvement with the inner workings of the Center. Membership includes all benefits of general membership above, plus:

  • Invitations for two to private events with the Director and special guests
  • Invitations for two, plus two guest passes, to special members-only events
  • Opportunity to consult with a curator or conservator about personal collections
  • Private viewing of collection items by appointment
  • Personal staff liaison
  • One complimentary Dual membership to share with friends and family
  • 20% discount in the Harry Ransom Center Online Store

 

* Individual memberships for students, faculty, and staff of The University of Texas at Austin, educators, and staff of nonprofit organizations are available at a discounted rate. Contact 512-232-3669 or membership@hrc.utexas.edu for more information.


The amount of membership that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is the amount paid less the fair market value of benefits provided in return, whether used or not. The tax-deductible amount varies by level. For more information, please call 512-232-3669 or email membership@hrc.utexas.edu.

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For more information regarding the Membership Program, please contact membership@hrc.utexas.edu or call 512-232-3669.

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