From the Outside In: A Visitor's Guide to the Windows
"From the Outside In: A Visitor's Guide to the Windows" provides an opportunity to discover more about the Ransom Center's renowned collections of literature, film, photography, art, and the performing arts.
The physical renovation of the Ransom Center, completed in April 2003, included the addition of two glass-enclosed atria on the first floor. The atria are surrounded by windows featuring etched reproductions of images from the collections and offer visitors a hint of the cultural treasures to be discovered inside. These architectural elements literally take the "inside out" by showcasing materials from the Center's collections and making the images viewable from both the interior and exterior of the building.
This online guide identifies each image from the perspective of a visitor viewing the windows from the exterior of the building.
Read in-depth descriptions about these window images:
Samuel Beckett, Doodle from Notebook II of Watt, 1941
Norman Bel Geddes, Model of Motorcar No. 9, ca. 1932
Harold Edgerton, Milk Drop Coronet, 1936
Arthur B. Frost, Illustration for Lewis Carroll's "Hiawatha's Photographing," 1883
Eadweard Muybridge, Horse in Motion, ca. 1886
Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, 1936
Carson McCullers, Typescript of The Member of the Wedding, ca. 1946
Arthur Miller, Typescript of Death of a Salesman, ca. 1948
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, View from the Window at Le Gras, ca. 1826
Emanuel Romano, Portrait of Carson McCullers, ca. 1949
William Shakespeare, A Midsommer Nights Dreame, 1619
John Tenniel, Illustration from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865