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"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.

For recent media coverage of Ransom Center exhibitions visit News About Us.



For more information on sponsorships, please contact Margie Rine at
512-471-9643 or margierine@austin.utexas.edu.

The following exhibitions are available for sponsorship:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland February 10, 2015 – July 6, 2015

The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit's path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center's vast collections offer a new look at a story that has delighted generations and inspired artists from Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney.

Video preview of this exhibition

Pastel rendering of cattle

Frank Reaugh, Driving the Herd (24 Hours #1), 1933, drawing : pastel on masonite, 61.0 x 121.5 x 0.5 cm.

Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West August 4, 2015 – November 29, 2015

Artist, educator, inventor, and naturalist, Charles Franklin Reaugh (1860–1945), pronounced "Ray," is one of the Southwest's earliest and most distinguished artists. Working in the vein of American Impressionism, Reaugh devoted his career to visually documenting the vast, unsettled regions of the Southwest before the turn of the twentieth century.

Drawing on more than 200 artworks in the Ransom Center's Frank Reaugh collection, as well as other archives, museums, and private collections across the state, the exhibition examines Reaugh's mastery of the pastel medium and his sophisticated yet direct approach to the challenges of landscape painting, particularly en plein air (painting outdoors). While Reaugh's contributions have often been linked to the region, his work holds broad historical precedents.

Highlights include side-by-side comparisons of his small field sketches with larger studio works illustrating the same geographic location and "Twenty-four Hours with the Herd," Reaugh's epic series of mural-size pastels that served as the centerpiece of his performance work of the same title.

The exhibition offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to experience a historical survey of the most significant works created by an artist often referred to as "the Dean of (early) Texas Artists."

A companion publication, Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh, edited by exhibition curator Peter Mears, will be published by University of Texas Press.