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Members-only Building Tour
November 10, 2012

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Exact dates and additional details will be announced soon via mail and email.

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FALL 2014

Members-only Exhibition Hours MEMBER EVENT Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–noon

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Take a break from the crowds! As an added benefit for our members, the exhibition galleries are open exclusively for members every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon during The Making of Gone With The Wind. The galleries open to the public at noon on weekends. Are you an Alliance-level member or above? Don't forget that you receive two parking passes, redeemable for free parking at the University Co-op garage!

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Monthly Member Mondays MEMBER EVENT MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 5–8 P.M.

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On the first Monday of each month, join us for a members-only program from 5–8 p.m. featuring extended gallery hours and engaging presentations about Gone With The Wind.

On Monday, October 6 at 6 p.m., Curator of Film Steve Wilson leads a private members-only tour of the exhibition The Making of Gone With The Wind, sharing surprising stories about the film's production that were discovered as he organized the exhibition. Space on the tour is limited.

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Brunch inspired by Gone With The Wind - SOLD OUT COOKING CLASS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11 A.M.

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Central Market, 4001 North Lamar

Enjoy a Southern-style brunch inspired by Gone With The Wind. During the class, Central Market Chef Louis Ortiz demonstrates how to create each dish and provides recipes to take home.

The menu includes Aunt Pittypat's cream scones with lemon verbena-infused butter and madeira jelly, Charleston deviled crab cakes, Twelve Oaks barbecued pork ribs, field pea, ham hock, and mustard green soup with cornbread croutons and pickled radish, and Peachtree Street gingerbread cake. Representatives from the Ransom Center will be on hand to discuss the exhibition as you enjoy the cooking class.

After the class, join us for a docent-led public tour of the exhibition at 2 p.m. at the Ransom Center.

The class is at capacity; pre-registration was required and no on-site registration will be available.

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Jayne Anne Phillips reads from Quiet Dell, a novel based on the true story of a murderous West Virginia con man who preyed on widows. Phillips is the author of Lark and Termite, a National Book Award finalist, and her papers reside at the Ransom Center. A reception and book signing follow. Presented by the University Co-op.

Ransom Center members receive complimentary parking and priority entry at this program. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.

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Monthly Member Mondays MEMBER EVENT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 5–8 P.M.

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On the first Monday of each month, join us for a members-only program from 5–8 p.m. featuring extended gallery hours and engaging presentations about Gone With The Wind.

Film Curatorial Assistant Albert Palacios discusses fan mail in the David O. Selznick collection. Over the course of the production, Selznick's company received thousands of letters, as individuals sought auditions, solicited employment, and protested the production. Selected correspondence is featured in the galleries, as well as in the complementary web exhibition.

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Enjoy a night of special access to the Ransom Center at this reception for new members. This exclusive evening features behind-the-scenes presentations from curators, and light bites and wine. Ransom Center Director Stephen Enniss will welcome new members with a champagne toast.

Members will hear about the wonders and challenges of digital archives, enjoy a closer look at the exhibition, The Making of Gone With The Wind, and visit the Director's Suite with Dr. Enniss for a conversation about the Ransom Center's future plans.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Wednesday, November 5 to 512-232-3666 or rsvp@hrc.utexas.edu. Space is limited. This event is open to new and upgraded members.

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Behind-the-Scenes Building Tour MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 11 A.M.

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Cathy Henderson, Associate Director of Exhibitions, and James Stroud, Associate Director for Conservation and Building Management, lead a behind-the-scenes, top-to-bottom tour of the Ransom Center, including collection storage and the cataloging, technology, and conservation departments, discussing the past and future of collection development and stewardship. Open to Guild-level members and above; limited capacity; RSVP required.

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Monthly Member Mondays MEMBER EVENT MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 5–8 P.M.

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On the first Monday of each month, join us for a members-only program from 5–8 p.m. featuring extended gallery hours and engaging presentations about Gone With The Wind.

Professor Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, from the University's Department of Radio-Television-Film, discusses Gone With The Wind and its influence on American film and media history. Fuller-Seeley is the author of At the Picture Show: Small Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture and One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures 1895–1915.

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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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