Stories to Tell: Selections from
the Harry Ransom Center February 6–July 16, 2017
Many stories can be told from the Ransom Center's extensive cultural collections—stories of inspiration, adaptation, innovation, confrontation, collaboration, and even frustration. By acquiring and preserving collections created by diverse individuals working in literature, art, and other humanities disciplines, the Ransom Center helps to tell these stories, unlocking and illuminating the profoundly human reach of archives.
This exhibition of more than 250 items includes, among many others, manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez, and Gabriel García Márquez, Henri Matisse's Jazz, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's spirit photographs, and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind.
This exhibition helps us better understand how the humanities affect our lives, connecting the past to the present in personal and meaningful ways.
All items in the exhibition are from the Ransom Center's collection unless otherwise noted.
Stories To Tell: Collaborative Playlist
Add a song to our collaborative playlist inspired by objects and figures from the exhibition.
Admission to the exhibition is free. No tickets or reservations are required. Your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.
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10 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday
Noon–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
The galleries will be closed Saturday, April 22, 2017, and Sunday, April 23, 2017, for a special event.
6 p.m. Thursday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday
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Non-flash photography is allowed.
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The Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, houses extensive collections of literature, film, art, photography, and the performing arts.