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September 2015

"West by Southwest" OPENING PARTY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 7–10 P.M.

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Join us for an evening of art, music, and cocktails to celebrate the exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West.

At the event, enjoy Texas country tunes with Glen Collins and the Alibis, wine and a signature cocktail, bbq sandwiches courtesy of Freedmen's, and an after-hours look at the exhibition. Become part of Reaugh's landscape as you pose in the photo booth. Guests will also have a chance to win a Western-themed luxury prize package, including horseback riding lessons and memberships from the Bullock Museum and Wildflower Center.

Ransom Center members receive free tickets to all exhibition openings (non-members pay $20). Join as a member, before tickets open to the public! Membership starts at $50 for an Individual (one ticket) or $90 for a Dual level (two tickets). You will also receive a year of member benefits and exclusive events, including a Director's Reception, behind-the-scenes access to the collections, a talk by Salman Rushdie, and more!

If you are not yet a member, a limited number of $20 tickets will be available starting Tuesday, September 1 (until quantities last). We anticipate the event will sell out, so become a member today!


Central Market Cooking Class MEMBER EVENT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 11 A.M.

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Central Market, 4001 North Lamar

Enjoy a brunch inspired by Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West. Chat with experts from the Ransom Center about the fall 2015 exhibition for an insider view revealing Frank Reaugh's adventures and artistic practices.

Chef Louis Ortiz will demonstrate campfire cooking techniques and traditions and will share recipes that pay tribute to camp cooks. The menu includes baby back ribs with chipotle barbeque sauce and a whole beef ribeye loin; a trio of sides: roasted potato salad, cast iron baked beans, and Nopalitos with bacon and pecans; and cast-iron seasonal berry cobbler.

Pre-payment and registration required online or by calling 512-206-1051. The cost of the class is $55. Ransom Center members receive a 10 percent discount from August 1–7. Register early, as class size is limited.

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


October 2015

Member Tour of Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6 P.M.

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Join exhibition curator Peter Mears for an exclusive member tour of Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West as he discusses how he researched and organized the exhibition, as well as the continued importance of Frank Reaugh and his work. Open to current members at the Alliance level and above.


Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy SYMPOSIUM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28–FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

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To mark the opening of the Gabriel García Márquez archive, the Harry Ransom Center and LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at The University of Texas at Austin present the symposium Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy. Registration for the symposium has filled.   #GarciaMarquezUT

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November 2015

Director's Reception and Open House MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7 P.M.

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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, light bites and wine, and welcoming remarks by Ransom Center Director Stephen Enniss.

Members will have a chance to view Ransom Center collection items in second floor classrooms, enjoy a closer look at the exhibition, Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West, and meet curatorial, conservation, and collection staff.

Invitation only; RSVP required. Space is limited. This event is open to new members.



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Cathy Henderson, Associate Director of Exhibitions, leads 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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