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MARCH 2017

"Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Stage" LECTURE THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 4 P.M.

The theatrical adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin reached three times as many people in America as the original novel, which was the second best-selling book in the nineteenth century after the Bible. Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts Eric Colleary shares insights into the original manuscripts held in the Ransom Center's collections and traces the fascinating production history of one of the single most important plays in American theatre history.

public 2017-03-30 16:00:00 2017-03-30 17:30:00 America/Chicago Eric Colleary on Uncle Tom's Cabin The theatrical adaptation of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" reached three times as many people in America as the original novel, which was the second best-selling book in the nineteenth century after the Bible. Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts Eric Colleary shares insights into the original manuscripts held in the Ransom Center's collections and traces the fascinating production history of one of the single most important plays in American theatre history. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

APRIL 2017

Member Book Club: The End of the Affair MEMBER EVENT Saturday, April 1, 11 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.

This event is currently at capacity. If you would like to join the waitlist, please email membership@hrc.utexas.edu.

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Dive into the collections with the member book club! Join us for lunch and lively discussion. Greene's archive resides at the Ransom Center. View collection materials that provide insight into the author's writing process. Advance registration and payment is required. Parking is included.

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public 2017-04-01 11:00:00 2017-04-01 13:00:00 America/Chicago Member Book Club: The End of the Affair Dive into the collections with the member book club! Join us for lunch and lively discussion. Greene's archive resides at the Ransom Center. View collection materials that provide insight into the author's writing process. Advance registration and payment is required. Parking is included. Limited capacity. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

Poet Matthew Zapruder READING TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 7 P.M.

Award-winning poet, editor, and translator Matthew Zapruder reads selections of his poetry and from his forthcoming book, Why Poetry, "an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers." Author of four poetry collections, Zapruder is also the poetry editor for the New York Times Magazine and editor-at-large for Wave Books. A reception and book signing follow. Co-sponsored by the New Writers Project.

Read Zapruder on poetry

public 2017-04-04 19:00:00 2017-04-04 20:30:00 America/Chicago Poet Matthew Zapruder Award-winning poet, editor, and translator Matthew Zapruder reads selections of his poetry and from his forthcoming book, "Why Poetry," "an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers." Author of four poetry collections, Zapruder is also the poetry editor for the New York Times Magazine and editor-at-large for Wave Books. A reception and book signing follow. Co-sponsored by the New Writers Project. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

New Member Reception MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 7 P.M.

Enjoy a night of special access to the Ransom Center at this Director's Reception and New Member Open House. Invitation only; RSVP required.

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public 2017-04-05 19:00:00 2017-04-05 21:00:00 America/Chicago New Member Reception Enjoy a night of special access to the Ransom Center at this Director's Reception and New Member Open House. Invitation only; RSVP required. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

Poetry on the Plaza READING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, NOON

Enjoy readings from narrative poems in the Center's collections, inspired by the exhibition Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center.

public 2017-04-12 12:00:00 2017-04-12 13:00:00 America/Chicago Poetry on the Plaza Enjoy readings from narrative poems in the Center's collections, inspired by the exhibition "Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center." For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

World of Wonders GALA SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 7 P.M.

It's a night that can only happen at the Ransom Center!

Celebrate 60 years of collecting with a spectacular evening of literature, arts, and wonders. Co-chaired by author and journalist Sally Quinn and writer, director, and producer Matthew Weiner, whose Mad Men collection was recently donated to the Ransom Center, the gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and auction. Special guests include Billy Collins, Michael Ondaatje, Colm Toibin, Kate O'Toole, and Rodrigo García, as well as other artists, writers, friends, and benefactors.

Tables and sponsorships are now available; a limited number of individual tickets are available.

Learn more and reserve your table

public 2017-04-22 19:00:00 2017-04-22 22:00:00 America/Chicago World of Wonders Gala Celebrate 60 years of collecting with a spectacular evening of literature, arts, and wonders. Co-chaired by author and journalist Sally Quinn and writer, director, and producer Matthew Weiner, whose "Mad Men" collection was recently donated to the Ransom Center, the gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and auction. Special guests include Billy Collins, Michael Ondaatje, Colm Toibin, Kate O'Toole, and Rodrigo Garcia, as well as other artists, writers, friends, and benefactors. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/gala Harry Ransom Center Margie Rine gala@hrc.utexas.edu

"A New History of the 'First Photograph'" LECTURE THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 7 P.M.

Jessica S. McDonald, the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, rethinks the historical moment, as well as the personal circumstance, shaping Helmut and Alison Gernsheim's announcement of their "re-discovery of the world's first photograph" in 1952. She presents a critical examination of the Gernsheims' subsequent rewriting of the history of photography and their championing of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce as the sole inventor of photography, and considers the legacy of those efforts on the Ransom Center's interpretation of the Gernsheim collection today.

public 2017-04-27 19:00:00 2017-04-27 20:30:00 America/Chicago A New History of the First Photograph Jessica S. McDonald, the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, rethinks the historical moment, as well as the personal circumstance, shaping Helmut and Alison Gernsheim's announcement of their "re-discovery of the world's first photograph" in 1952. She presents a critical examination of the Gernsheims' subsequent rewriting of the history of photography and their championing of Joseph Nicephore Niepce as the sole inventor of photography, and considers the legacy of those efforts on the Ransom Center's interpretation of the Gernsheim collection today. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

MAY 2017

Research at the Ransom Center MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, MAY 13, 11 A.M.

Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, provides an introduction to the process of research in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. RSVP required; space is limited.

RENEW OR BECOME A MEMBER

public 2017-05-13 11:00:00 2017-05-13 12:30:00 America/Chicago Research at the Ransom Center Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, provides an introduction to the process of research in the Ransom Center's Reading and Viewing Room. RSVP required; space is limited. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

JUNE 2017

Member-Only Hours MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 10 A.M.–NOON

Members are invited to the Ransom Center for early access to the galleries and private tours of the exhibition. A current membership card is required for admission.

RENEW OR BECOME A MEMBER

public 2017-06-10 10:00:00 2017-06-10 12:00:00 America/Chicago Member-Only Hours Members are invited to the Ransom Center for early access to the galleries and private tours of the exhibition. A current membership card is required for admission. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

Member-Only Hours MEMBER EVENT SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 10 A.M.–NOON

Members are invited to the Ransom Center for early access to the galleries and private tours of the exhibition. A current membership card is required for admission.

RENEW OR BECOME A MEMBER

public 2017-06-11 10:00:00 2017-06-11 12:00:00 America/Chicago Member-Only Hours Members are invited to the Ransom Center for early access to the galleries and private tours of the exhibition. A current membership card is required for admission. For details and up-to-date information visit: http://hrc.utexas.edu/events Harry Ransom Center Danielle Sigler danielle.sigler@austin.utexas.edu

World of Wonders Gala. April 22, 2017.

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