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Members-only Building Tour
November 10, 2012

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Join us for "Curiouser & Curiouser!" to celebrate
the exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland MEMBER EVENT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7-10 P.M.

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Free for members; $20 for non-members

Get a first look at the exhibition, which draws on the Ransom Center's extensive collections to explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents.

Pose with your date in the photo booth and sample "Drink Me" signature cocktails and tea party light bites. Enjoy custom poetry crafted just for you on vintage typewriters by Typewriter Rodeo, and join the Mad Hatter for a tea party hosted by Wright Bros. Brew & Brew.

Enter to win an exclusive prize package that includes a stay at the Inn at Pearl Street, afternoon tea for two at the Four Seasons Austin, Alice-inspired tunes from Waterloo Records, and more.

Ransom Center members enjoy free admission and priority reservations for this event on Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m. If you are not yet a member, join today or on February 2, $20 tickets will be available to the general public. Valet parking is available for $10 along 21st Street.

Become a member online through the link below or by calling 512-232-3669.

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Members of the Harry Ransom Center enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the cultural wonders that the Center keeps secure for the future. In addition to exhibition openings, member benefits include invitations to private exhibition and collection tours; complimentary parking at select events; and the latest news of acquisitions, programs, and more. Join today to experience all that the Ransom Center has to offer.

Member Tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 6 P.M.

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Join exhibition curator Danielle Brune Sigler for an exclusive member tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Open to current members at the Alliance level and above.

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Brunch inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland COOKING CLASS SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 11 A.M.

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Central Market, 4001 North Lamar

Down the rabbit hole for a tasty journey! Enjoy brunch inspired the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on Sunday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at Central Market at 4001 North Lamar. During the class, Central Market Chef Louis Ortiz demonstrates how to create these dishes which evoke the spirit of the book and Lewis Carroll's era.

The menu includes deviled eggs with chicken parmesan caesar salad sandwiches; roasted cornish game hen with dried cranberry cream sauce; mushroom medley rice pilaf; brussel sprouts with sundried tomatoes, pecans, and bacon; and Queen of Hearts linzer cookies with mixed berry jam.

Representatives from the Ransom Center will be on hand to discuss the exhibition as you enjoy the cooking class. After the class, join a docent-led public tour of the exhibition at 2 p.m. at the Ransom Center.

Registration for the class opens February 1; class size is limited. Pre-payment and registration is required online or by calling 512-206-1051. The cost of the class is $50. Ransom Center members receive a 10% discount; phone registration is required for discount.

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Reception for New Members MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 7 P.M.

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Enjoy a night of special access to the Ransom Center at this Director's reception for new members. Invitation only; RSVP required.

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Attend the Curioser & Curiouser Opening Party on Friday, February 13
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