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YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS

World of Wonders Gala

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Harry Ransom Center
21st and Guadalupe

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Join us for a unique opportunity to view
ten of the most spectacular treasures in the
Ransom Center's vast collection—items from
luminaries including Albert Einstein, Vivien
Leigh, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert De Niro,
Gabriel García Márquez, and more!

If you miss it, you'll always wonder...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017


7pm

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, auction
Harry Ransom Center plaza

8pm

Dinner and program
The University of Texas at Austin Main Mall

Honorary Chairs

Sally Quinn: Author and Journalist (Washington, D.C.)
Matthew Weiner: Writer, Director, and Producer (Los Angeles, CA)

Special Guests

Billy Collins, Poet
Michael Ondaatje, Writer
Colm Tóibín, Writer
Kate O'Toole, Actor
Rodrigo García, Filmmaker

BLACK TIE ATTIRE · COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING


Enjoy early access to the TEN TREASURES ON VIEW in the galleries and SIGNATURE COCKTAILS from Dripping Springs Vodka—only available at the VIP cocktail hour.

Mingle with special guests including Mad Men writer, director, and producer Matthew Weiner, filmmaker Rodrigo García, poet Billy Collins, actor Kate O'Toole, and more. You will be wowed!

EXCLUSIVE · PLATINUM & GOLD SPONSORS ONLY

WHERE WONDERS NEVER CEASE...

The Harry Ransom Center encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections.

Proceeds from the World of Wonders gala will make it possible to acquire new works by important writers and artists and share these treasures with scholars, students, and the public in our Reading Room, online, and through our exhibitions and other programming.