Sponsor an Exhibition
"No campus library in the U.S. mounts exhibitions to rival those of the University of Texas at Austin's special-collection library, the Harry Ransom Center."
—Chronicle of Higher Education, February 5, 2010
The goal of the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition program is to enhance the Center's capacity for sharing its intellectual, literary, and artistic treasures with the world through gallery, web, and traveling exhibitions. Exhibition sponsorship provides a unique and cost-effective answer to your corporation's marketing objectives. As a sponsor, your company will receive recognition and visibility in exhibition-related publicity, including posters, exhibition guides, interior signage, advertisements, media releases, invitations, newsletters, and on the Ransom Center's website.
Internationally recognized for presenting exhibitions of the highest quality, the Ransom Center has on permanent display two of its most celebrated artifacts, the Gutenberg Bible and the first photograph, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's 1826 “View from the Window at Le Gras.” The galleries feature three or more themed exhibitions each year with holdings from the Ransom Center's extensive collections. Web exhibitions feature the photographs of David Douglas Duncan and the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate papers, among other collections. In 2011, more than 66,000 people visited the galleries. In the same year, web exhibitions received more than 1.9 million visitors.
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The following exhibitions are available for sponsorship:
The World at War, 1914–1918 February 11 – August 3, 2014
The exhibition, The World at War, 1914–1918, marks the centenary of the start of World War I. Once thought to be "the war to end war," such naïve optimism was quickly shattered by the experience of civilian and soldier thrust into the shared horror of industrial warfare. The war lasted four long years and killed ten million servicemen.
Wilfred Owen eulogized those killed in battle as "our undying dead." Siegfried Sassoon called them "the nameless names." And Gertrude Stein famously pronounced the casualties as well as the survivors of the war "The Lost Generation," whose world view had been changed forever.
The geo-political causes, the war's global expansion, and the outcomes of the war are well documented. The collective personal and national trauma inflicted on all who experienced the war, however, remains a potent touchstone that speaks to a contemporary world still embroiled in conflict.
Drawing on the Ransom Center's extensive cultural collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved for a twenty-first-century generation through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; photographs and works produced by battlefield artists; and propaganda posters and films.
Visitors will come away from the exhibition with a greater understanding of the First World War's reach into our own century.
The Making of Gone With The Wind September 9, 2014 – January 4, 2015
David O. Selznick's 1939 epic film, Gone With The Wind, was embroiled in controversy before a single frame was shot. Based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell, the film's depictions of race, violence, and cultural identity in the South during the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction continue to both compel and trouble audiences around the world.
The exhibition will reveal surprising new stories about the making of this quintessential film from Hollywood's Golden Age and illustrate why it remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released.
The exhibition will include over 300 original items from the Selznick archive housed at the Ransom Center including behind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards, correspondence, production records, audition footage, and fan mail. The exhibition will also feature gowns worn by Vivien Leigh as the beautiful and ambitious Scarlett O'Hara. The newly conserved costumes will be displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland February 10, 2015 – August 2, 2015
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will take visitors down a rabbit hole that even Lewis Carroll could not have imagined when he first told the story of "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" to a young friend in 1862. Discover wonderland illustrations by artists Salvador Dalí and Yayoi Kusama. Listen to the chilling tale of the Jabberwock. See how translators and illustrators from around the world have reimagined Alice for stage, screen, and comic books.
Young visitors can follow the White Rabbit's path through the gallery to learn about the real-life inspiration for Alice, solve riddles at the Mad Hatter's tea party, and get a glimpse of the world through the looking glass.
The Ransom Center's extensive art, photography, rare book, performing arts, film, and manuscript collections will bring to life the history of this remarkable book, showing how Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has captured our imagination and how Lewis Carroll's creation has been transformed in the 150 years since its publication.