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News Release — April 1, 2002

Norman Bel Geddes
Transporting America into a Bright New Future

Photograph of futuristic transport vehicle

Photograph of futuristic transport vehicle

LBJ Library
Treasures from the Ransom Center

The Ransom Center, in collaboration with The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, presents former University of Texas Dean of Architecture Lawrence Speck, who will talk about Norman Bel Geddes and his collection at the Ransom Center.

This event is part of the spring series of programs associated with the blockbuster exhibition From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures from the Ransom Center on display at the LBJ Library and Museum through April 28, 2002.

For more information call 512.471.8944.

One of the world's finest cultural archives, the Ransom Center houses 30 million literary manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, and over 100,000 works of art. Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible (c. 1450), the world's first photograph (c. 1826), important paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and major manuscript collections of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Tennessee Williams to name but a few. The Center is used extensively for research by scholars from around the world and presents numerous exhibitions and events each year showcasing its collections. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

 

 
 

Exhibition

    What: "Norman Bel Geddes Transporting America into a Bright New Future"

    When: Thursday, April 4, 2002, 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for exhibition viewing

    Where: Orientation Theater, LBJ Library and Museum, 2313 Red River

    Entrance: This event is free and open to the public.

Media Contact for members of the press

Sheree Scarborough
Phone: 512-232-3670
Fax: 512-232-5408
info@hrc.utexas.edu

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7219
Austin TX 78713-7219
Website: www.hrc.utexas.edu

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