Les Klinger LECTURE Thursday, December 16, 7 p.m.
Les Klinger, editor of W. W. Norton's New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, speaks about the recently released two-volume set, copies of which will be available for signing.
"On Graham Greene" LECTURE Wednesday, December 1, 7 p.m.
Shirley Hazzard, author of Greene on Capri, presents "On Graham Greene."
Poetry on the Plaza: Winter Dreaming READING Wednesday, December 1, Noon
"Walker Evans and James Agee's Collaborative Works" LECTURE Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m.
Jeff Rosenheim, associate curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Photography, presents a talk on Walker Evans and James Agee's collaborative works.
Fridays in Photography: Walker Evans and James Agee OPENING Friday, November 5, 6 p.m.
This Fridays in Photography event celebrates the Walker Evans and James Agee exhibition.
Poetry on the Plaza: De-lovely: Cole Porter READING Wednesday, November 3, Noon
"Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Catholicism" PANEL Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Bishop John McCarthy, Harry Middleton, and Ransom Center director Thomas F. Staley discuss Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Catholicism.
"Miguel Covarrubias: Mexico's Renaissance Man" LECTURE Tuesday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Adriana Williams, biographer of Miguel Covarrubias, presents "Miguel Covarrubias: Mexico's Renaissance Man."
Selina Hastings, author of "Evelyn Waugh: A Biography" LECTURE Wednesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Selina Hastings, author of Evelyn Waugh: A Biography, presents a talk on the author and his works.
Poetry on the Plaza: Poetry of Politics READING Wednesday, October 6, Noon
Actors from the London Stage PERFORMANCE Friday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Actors from the London Stage present a performance of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
"The Margaret Donald File" READING Wednesday, September 29, Noon
Nick Tigg of Actors from the London Stage presents the one-hander "The Margaret Donald File."
Book Sale BOOK SALE Friday, September 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Public book sale of duplicate and surplus books
Master Printer Bill Goldston LECTURE Thursday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Bill Goldston, a master printer and director of Universal Limited Art Editions, speaks about printmaking.
Poetry on the Plaza: The Spirit of Scotland in Story and Song READING Wednesday, September 22, Noon
Author Thomas Cahill LECTURE Tuesday, September 21, 7 p.m.
Author Thomas Cahill talks about his latest book, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter.
"Russell Lee: The Compassionate/Aesthetic Eye" LECTURE Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m.
J. B. Colson presents "Russell Lee: The Compassionate/Aesthetic Eye."
Austin Museum Day FAMILY Sunday, September 12, Noon-5 p.m.
Celebrate Austin Museum Day with cultural fun for the whole family.
Spring / Summer 2004
The Collaborative Spirit Print Crawl TOUR Thursday, AUGUST 19, 7 p.m.
The Collaborative Spirit Print Crawl is an open house event at three of Austin's print studios, Flatbed Press, Slugfest Studios, and Coronado Studios.
"20X20 LIVE!" READING Thursday AUGUST 12, 2004 7 p.m.
Betty Sue Flowers, Paul Woodruff, Louise Weinberg, and BBC radio personality Geoff Smith read poems from the Ransom Center's exhibition, 20X20:Twenty American Poets of the 20th Century, juxtaposed with recorded readings performed by the poets themselves. This event will take place in the Prothro Family Gallery, alongside the poets' artifacts, manuscripts, and ephemera.
Curator's Tour of 20X20 TOUR Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m.
Kurt Heinzelman, Executive Curator of Academic Affairs at the Harry Ransom Center and curator of 20X20: Twenty American Poets of the Twentieth Century, leads visitors on a gallery tour.
"Light and Soul: Reflections on the Search for Truth, Dignity, and Personal Connection through Documentary Photography" LECTURE Friday, July 23, 6 p.m.
Julie Newton, Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Oregon, presents "Light and Soul: Reflections on the Search for Truth, Dignity, and Personal Connection through Documentary Photography," which focuses on photographers' responsibility to illuminate the dignity of those they encounter.
"Why There Won't Be A Great Biography of Russell Lee" LECTURE Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m.
In "Why There Won't Be A Great Biography of Russell Lee," Professor Emeritus William Stott discusses why this eminent photographer will never have a great biography despite his remarkable personality and celebrated body of work.
"A Birthday Tribute: Russell Lee Centennial + 1: A Panel Celebration" DISCUSSION Wednesday, July 21, 7 p.m.
Julie Newton, Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Oregon, moderates a panel of Russell Lee's students, including Austin photographers Ave Bonar, Jimmie Jalapeeno, and more in "A Birthday Tribute: Russell Lee Centennial + 1: A Panel Celebration."
"Austin Printmaking: Its Impact and History" DISCUSSION Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Professor Ken Hale from the College of Fine Arts, Sam Coronado from Coronado Studios, Tom Druecker and Margaret Simpson from Slugfest Press, and Mark Smith, Director of Flatbed Studios, examine "Austin Printmaking: Its Impact and History" in conjunction with The Collaborative Spirit: Prints Presses and Deluxe Artists' Books.
"Photographer: Russell Lee" SCREENING Thursday June 24, 7 p.m.
Photographer and filmmaker Ann Mundy presents her documentary "Photographer: Russell Lee" in conjunction with the exhibition Go Out and Look: The Photography of Russell Lee.
Live Poetry Readings READING Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m.
In conjunction the exhibition 20X20: Twenty American Poets of the 20th Century, this event features live readings by Meta DuEwa Jones, Marie Howe, and Kurt Heinzelman and recorded readings performed by the poets themselves.
"Hollywood and the Historian: The Alamo" DISCUSSION Tuesday, MAY 18, 6:30 p.m.
Stephen Hardin from Victoria College and Steve Harrigan, author of Gates of the Alamo, discuss "Hollywood and the Historian: The Alamo."
Dancer Deborah Hay LECTURE Wednesday, MAY 12, 7 p.m.
Dancer Deborah Hay discusses her performance philosophy and shows videos of past performances. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the French Consul of Houston.
"The Music of Joyce" PERFORMANCE Wednesday, MAY 5, 3:00 p.m.
Charles Rossman and Edward Hobizal present "The Music of Joyce."
Poetry on the Plaza: Cinco de Mayo READING Wednesday, MAY 5, Noon
The Collaborative Spirit: Prints, Presses, and Deluxe Artists' Books TOUR Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Mark Smith, Director of Austin's Flatbed Press, and Peter Mears, the Harry Ransom Center's Associate Curator of Art, conduct a gallery tour of The Collaborative Spirit: Prints, Presses, and Deluxe Artists' Books.
Poetry on the Plaza: Slam READING Wednesday, April 28, Noon
Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer SCREENING Friday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Nancy Schiesari, Emmy-nominated cinematographer and Radio-Television-Film Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, presents her documentary film, Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer, about a pioneering woman photojournalist who created some of the most indelible images of mid-20th century America.
Thomas Cranfill Memorial Lecture with William B. Worthen LECTURE Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m.
William B. Worthen gives the Thomas Cranfill Memorial Lecture on Renaissance Theater.
Poetry on the Plaza: 20x20: Readings from the Ransom Center's exhibition READING Wednesday, April 21, Noon
Pforzheimer Lecture: "Medieval Books of Hours" LECTURE Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Christopher de Hamel, author of The Book: A History of the Bible and A History of Illuminated Manuscripts, speaks about medieval manuscripts at this year's Pforzheimer lecture, "Medieval Books of Hours."
Poetry on the Plaza: Poetry and Sport READING Wednesday, April 14, Noon
"Alice Corbin: The Dialogue Between Modern Poetry and Modern Art" LECTURE Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Lois Rudnick of the University of Massachusetts at Boston presents "Alice Corbin: The Dialogue Between Modern Poetry and Modern Art."
Poetry on the Plaza: Poetry and Food READING Wednesday, April 7, Noon
"The Photographic Life" LECTURE Thursday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Sam Abell, Senior Photographer for National Geographic, presents "The Photographic Life" for the David Douglas Duncan Endowed Lecture in Photojournalism.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo LECTURE Friday, March 12, 6 p.m.
Assistant Curator of Photography Linda Briscoe Myers discusses Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo.
Explore UT Day FAMILY Saturday, March 6, Noon-5 p.m.
Family fun of a cultural nature
Original Musical Compositions by Anthony Burgess CONCERT Friday, March 5, 7 p.m.
The Harry Ransom Center hosts a concert of original musical compositions by Anthony Burgess under the supervision of The University of Texas at Austin Music School's Daniel Seriff.