Alice's Adventures in Wonderland February 10, 2015 – July 6, 2015
The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit's path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center's vast collections offer a new look at a story that has delighted generations and inspired artists from Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney.
Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird September 5, 2014 – March 31, 2015
The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's "Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird" is now on view in the Ransom Center lobby.
The painting was most recently on view at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Italy. The work travels next to The New York Botanical Garden for the exhibition Frida Kahlo's Garden.
The Gutenberg Bible
The Gutenberg Bible is the first substantial book printed from movable type on a printing press. The Ransom Center holds one of five complete copies in the United States.
The First Photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.