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FALL 2017

Enamorada (1946) CLASSICAL MEXICAN CINEMA SERIES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7 P.M.

Set during the Mexican Revolution, an aristocratic young woman (María Félix) falls in love with a rebel general (Pedro Armendáriz) in Enamorada (1946). Directed by Emilio Fernández; cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa. Spanish with English subtitles, 99 minutes. Charles Ramírez Berg, Professor in Media Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The Classical Mexican Cinema, will introduce.

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New Member Reception MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 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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María Candelaria (1943) CLASSICAL MEXICAN CINEMA SERIES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7 P.M.

Dolores del Rio and Pedro Armendáriz star in the drama María Candelaria (1943), a story of prejudice and romantic tragedy on the eve of the Mexican Revolution. María Candelaria won both the Grand Prix and Best Cinematography at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Directed by Emilio Fernández; cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa. Spanish with English subtitles, 102 minutes. Charles Ramírez Berg, Professor in Media Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The Classical Mexican Cinema, will introduce.


Distinto Amanecer (1943) CLASSICAL MEXICAN CINEMA SERIES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7 P.M.

In Distinto Amanecer (1943), an exemplar of the cabaretera genre, Andrea Palma stars as Julieta, the disaffected wife of a civil servant (Alberto Galán), who helps a former friend (Pedro Armendáriz) as he tries to elude would-be assassins. Directed by Julio Bracho; cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa. Spanish with English subtitles, 108 minutes. Charles Ramírez Berg, Professor in Media Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The Classical Mexican Cinema, will introduce.


Lynn Nottage HARRY RANSOM LECTURE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 6 P.M.

JESSEN AUDITORIUM

Over the past 25 years, Lynn Nottage's plays—Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Intimate Apparel, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning dramas Ruined and Sweat—have established her as one of the most original and incisive voices in theatre. Join Nottage as she offers insight into her creative process and reflects on the current state of the American theatre. Co-sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, the Michener Center for Writers, and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Members of the Harry Ransom Center receive priority entry at this program. Doors open at 5:20 p.m. for members and at 5:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entry; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 5:30 p.m. will join the general queue.


Mexico Modern Cooking COOKING CLASS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 11 A.M.

Central Market, 4001 North Lamar

Join us for a cooking class with Central Market Cooking School chef Louis Ortiz, with a menu inspired by the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1945.

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George Flaherty GALLERY TALK WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7 P.M.

Tonight's 7 p.m. gallery talk on the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1945 will now be a 7 p.m. tour led by Ransom Center staff member Monte Monreal. The original speaker, George Flaherty, is unable to attend due to illness.

George Flaherty, Assistant Professor of Latin American and U.S. Latino Art History and Co-director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS), offers his perspective on the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945.


Behind-the-Scenes Building Tour MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 11 A.M.

Cathy Henderson, Associate Director for Education and Exhibitions, and Jim Kuhn, Associate Director and Hobby Foundation Librarian, lead an exclusive behind-the-scenes, top-to-bottom tour of the Ransom Center, discussing the past and future of collection development and stewardship. Open to members at the Guild level and above; RSVP required; limited capacity.

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Roger Reeves READING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 7 P.M.

Roger Reeves, Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, gives his inaugural reading. Reeves's poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Best American Poetry, and Tin House. He was awarded a 2015 Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and a 2013 NEA Fellowship. His first book, King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), won the Larry Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Zacharis Prize from Ploughshares, and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award. Co-presented by the Department of English and the New Writers Project.


Member Book Club: Sleepless Nights MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 11 A.M. AND 3 P.M.

Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick

Dive into the collections with our member book club! Join us for lunch or happy hour, and a lively discussion of Elizabeth Hardwick's Sleepless Nights. Hardwick's archive resides at the Ransom Center. View collection materials that provide insight into the author's writing process. Advance registration and payment are required. Parking is included. The book club will take place at the Ransom Center.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. lunch session at capacity
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. happy hour session at capacity

Open to Ransom Center members only. Individual members may purchase one ticket; Dual members and above may purchase two tickets. Limited capacity. If the event is at capacity and you would like to join the waitlist, please email membership@hrc.utexas.edu.

We are not able to offer refunds.

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On Mexico Modern PANEL DISCUSSION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 4 P.M.

George Flaherty, Assistant Professor of Latin American and U.S. Latino Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, speaks with Harper Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Latin American Art History at CUNY Hunter College, and Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor of Latin American Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, about mobile artists, cultural exchange, and representation in the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945.


Actors From The London Stage POETRY ON THE PLAZA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, NOON

Anna Wright, of Actors From The London Stage, reads the work of contemporary British poets. Light refreshments will be served.


Austin Museum Day TOUR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, NOON–5 P.M.

Take part in Austin Museum Day, the city-wide celebration of the Austin museum community, with a visit to the Ransom Center. Enjoy the current exhibition, Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945, and view the Gutenberg Bible and the Niépce heliograph, both on permanent display. Free docent-led tours of the exhibition begin at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.


Mark Klett CONVERSATION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 7 P.M.

Photographer Mark Klett and curator Jessica S. McDonald discuss Klett's enduring engagement with the changing American landscape. Since participating in the renowned Rephotographic Survey Project (1977–1979), Klett has investigated time, perception, and the history of photography in projects such as Revealing Territory (1982–2004), Reconstructing the View (2007–2010), and Camino del Diablo (2013–2015). Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies.


Pop-Up Zócalo PREVIEW PARTY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 7 P.M.

Join us for "Pop-Up Zócalo," the members-only celebration for the exhibition Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1945. Enjoy signature cocktails, small bites, and live music. Members receive free admission; no tickets will be sold for this event. Capacity is limited.

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SPRING 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.


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.


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.

Dr. Thomas Palaima reads Homer's The Iliad


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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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


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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"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.


March On! A Conversation CONVERSATION FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 11 A.M.

HOGG AUDITORIUM

The event will begin at 11 A.M. with a screening of the new 60-minute film: Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis. Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell will then discuss their National Book Award-winning graphic memoir series, March. This event is presented by the Warfield Center, The LBJ School, The LBJ Library, and co-sponsored by the Ransom Center. This ticketed event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. For event details, please visit blackstudiesut.org


Curators' Tour CURATORS' TOUR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 7 P.M.

The curators of Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center offer unique perspective into the exhibition and the Center's collections.


David Hare and Deborah E. Lipstadt CONVERSATION TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 6:30 P.M.

BLANTON MUSEUM AUDITORIUM

Playwright and screenwriter David Hare and scholar Deborah E. Lipstadt discuss their work on the 2016 film Denial with Robert Abzug, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies. The film is based on Lipstadt's legal battle with David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In libel cases, the English legal system places the burden of proof on the defendant, so Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove that the Holocaust occurred. Hare's archive resides at the Ransom Center. Co-sponsored by the Gale Lecture of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies.

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Explore UT EXPLORE UT SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 11 A.M.–5 P.M.

The Ransom Center joins the "biggest open house in Texas." Tour the exhibition Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center. Docent-led tours at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.


"The Library of the Future" DONALD G. DAVIS, JR. LECTURE THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 7 P.M.

Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, presents "The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library." Shenton explores the seismic social and technological shifts underway in education, research, teaching, and learning that are transforming libraries. Cumulatively, these challenge the very notion of what a library is and offer exciting potential for what it might become. With broad experience in both public and private memory organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, Shenton offers her unique perspective on the research library community.

Shenton shares some thoughts, including the changing and evolving concept of what is a library


Curator's Tour for Members MEMBER EVENT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7 P.M.

The narratives in the current exhibition represent only a fraction of the stories in the Ransom Center's collections. Cathy Henderson, Associate Director for Exhibitions and Education, discusses the curatorial process during a gallery tour of Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center for Alliance-level members and above. Invitation only; RSVP required.

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"Mary Hutchinson Observed: From Bloomsbury to Beckett" LECTURE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7 P.M.

Brenda Bynum presents "Mary Hutchinson Observed: From Bloomsbury to Beckett," an illustrated lecture that documents Hutchinson's impact on twentieth-century arts and letters. Bynum was a Resident Artist and faculty member at Emory University in the Department of Theater Studies from 1983 to 2000.

Read our interview with Brenda Bynum


Member Book Club: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter MEMBER EVENT Saturday, February 18, 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 Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Dive into the collections with the member book club! Join us for lunch and lively discussion. McCullers'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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"From Mainz to Austin: Carl H. Pforzheimer's Gutenberg Bible" PFORZHEIMER LECTURE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 7 P.M.

Eric White, Curator of Rare Books at Princeton University, discusses the Ransom Center's Gutenberg Bible, focusing on recent scholarship and new discoveries related to its early provenance. The Center's Gutenberg Bible is on permanent display in the lobby. A reception follows.

Read White's thoughts on the Gutenberg Bible and its variations


Exhibition Preview MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, NOON–5 P.M.

Visit the exhibition before it opens to the public on Monday, February 6. Tours offered at noon and 2 p.m. A current membership card is required for admission.

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"Kaleidoscope" Exhibition Party MEMBER EVENT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 7 P.M.

"Kaleidoscope" is now at capacity.
No tickets or memberships will be sold at the door.

Join us for "Kaleidoscope" to celebrate the exhibition Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center. Enjoy signature cocktails, an interactive photo booth, and custom poems from Typewriter Rodeo. Members receive free tickets and priority reservations. Capacity is limited.

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David Ulin CONVERSATION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 7 P.M.

Author David Ulin reads from his most recent work Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, a meditation on urban walking and an entertaining and incisive look at the city as idea and environment. After his reading, Ulin will speak with Steven Hoelscher, Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ransom Center Faculty Curator. Co-sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers and the Department of American Studies.

In advance of his visit, Ulin shares some of his thoughts about living in Los Angeles and urbanism.



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