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Galleries will be closed on Thursday, November 22, but normal hours will resume Friday, November 23.
Please note that administrative offices and Reading & Viewing Rooms will be closed November 22–25.


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Ransom Readers Book Club:
James and Kay Salter, Life is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days BOOK CLUB FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 11 A.M.

HARRY RANSOM CENTER

Visit the Ransom Center for a facilitated discussion and access to archival materials related to the author and book selection. Refreshments, and parking at the Dobie Mall Garage are included. Registration is required to attend; tickets and more information are available online. Capacity is limited, so reserve your place today!

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Ransom Readers Book Club:
James and Kay Salter, Life is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days BOOK CLUB SATURDAY, December 1, 11 A.M. & 2 P.M.

HARRY RANSOM CENTER

Visit the Ransom Center for a facilitated discussion and access to archival materials related to the author and book selection. Refreshments, and parking at the Dobie Mall Garage are included. Registration is required to attend; tickets and more information are available online. Capacity is limited, so reserve your place today!

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READINGS

A new translation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure by Aditi Brennan Kapil STAGED READING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:30 P.M.

HARRY RANSOM CENTER - PROTHRO THEATER

Austin Shakespeare presents a staged reading of playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil's new verse translation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, a story that examines the vicious abuse of power that leaders commit when they think no one is looking. The translation is in contemporary English, and the settings and characters are kept in the period for which they were first written. Stay after the reading for an audience talk back with Taylor Bailey, associate producer of Play on! for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which commissioned this translation.


SCREENINGS

The Films of Ed Ruscha SCREENING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 P.M.

HARRY RANSOM CENTER - PROTHRO THEATER

Enjoy this rare opportunity to see a trio of Ed Ruscha's films, with an introduction by Ransom Center Curator of Photography Jessica S. McDonald. Salad meets seduction in Premium (1971, 24 minutes), starring artist Larry Bell and model Léon Bing; an auto mechanic spends a very strange day working on a Ford Mustang in Miracle (1975, 28 minutes), with artist Jim Ganzer and actress Michelle Phillips; and musician Mason Williams reads artist's books by Ed Ruscha in the deadpan film The Books of Ed Ruscha (1969; 2012, 38 minutes). Premium and Miracle courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

Photo: Jim Ganzer in Miracle, 1975. 28 minute, 16 mm, color film. ©Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.


TOURS

Curator Tour: Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance TOUR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 7 P.M.

HARRY RANSOM CENTER - GALLERIES

Explore the creative process of one of the most influential artists of our time in this Curator Tour of the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance, with Jessica S. McDonald, the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography. Learn how unpublished production notes, cover layouts, and studio notebooks from the Center's Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection provide insight into the conception and design of Ruscha's renowned artist's books, and how motifs introduced in those books inspired later prints, drawings, and portfolios.

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