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Spring 2002 Newsletter

Exhibitions & Events - Spring 2002

January

Film still from A Streetcar Named Desire

TREASURES FROM HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES
A Streetcar Named Desire
Wednesday - January 23 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm to view exhibition)
LBJ Library and Museum
A showing of selected films related to the exhibition. Steve Wilson, Ransom Center's film curator, will introduce each film.



February

John Steinbeck

JOHN STEINBECK IN HIS TIME: A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION
February 4-July 31, 2002 - 8-4:30pm - Leeds Gallery - Flawn Academic Center
Steinbeck Birthday Party - February 27 - Noon-5pm - West Mall and Leeds Gallery
Opening Reception - February 27 - 5-7pm - Leeds Gallery
Noon Readings on the Terrace - February 25-March 1 - Barnes & Noble - 2246 Guadalupe
Corresponding With John Steinbeck: Words Written from the Soul Web Exhibition
The Ransom Center joins in the national celebration of the centennial of author John Steinbeck. The exhibition will feature correspondence, early drafts his novels including East of Eden and the Grapes of Wrath, film stills, and photographs of Steinbeck as well as photographs from the Ransom Center Photography Collection that complement his work such as Dorthea Lange, Russell lee and Edward Steichen.


Mark Twain

A MURDER, A MYSTERY, AND A MARRIAGE: MARK TWAIN HOLDINGS AT THE RANSOM CENTER
Thursday - February 7 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm to view exhibition)
Orientation Theater/First Floor Theater, LBJ Library and Museum
Sheree Scarborough, Public Affairs Officer at the Ransom Center, presents a lecture with images on the discovery of Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery, A Marriage and other Ransom Center Twain holdings.


Sicilian Marionette

MARIONETTE, CHE PASSIONE! THE STORY OF SICILIAN MARIONETTES
Saturday - February 9 - 2-3pm
Orientation Theater - LBJ Library and Museum
Maria Wells, Ransom Center's Italian curator, talks about the marionettes in the Ransom Center collections, with four marionettes featured.


TREASURES FROM HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES
Sunset Boulevard
Wednesday - February 13 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm to view exhibition)
LBJ Library and Museum
A showing of selected films related to the exhibition. Steve Wilson, Ransom Center's film curator, will introduce each film.


Penelope Lively

PENELOPE LIVELY READS
Thursday - February 28 - 7:30pm
Avaya Auditorium (2.304) - ACES Building (Southeast corner of 24th Street and Speedway) British novelist and Booker Award winner Penelope Lively will present a public reading of her works. Co-sponsored by the James A. Michener Center for Writers.



March

Explore UT Day

EXPLORE UT DAY
Saturday - March 2 - 11am-5pm
www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut
Tour From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures from the Ransom Center at the LBJ Library and Museum with curators.
Tour John Steinbeck in His Time: A Centennial Exhibition at the Leeds gallery with curators.
Tour Ransom Center construction site and preview the plans for Spring 2003.


Arnold Wesker

ARNOLD WESKER READS
Tuesday - March 5 - 3pm
4th Floor Auditorium - The Ransom Center
Arnold Wesker, one of the twentieth century's leading playwrights, will present a public reading of his work. Wesker is participating in the "Law and Other Performing Arts" Symposium at The University of Texas School of Law. His visit to UT is a collaboration between the UT Law School and The Center.


South by Southwest

SXSW FILM TRADESHOW BOOTH AT THE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER
March 10-12 - Noon-6pm


TREASURES FROM HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES
North by Northwest
Wednesday - March 13 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm to view exhibition)
LBJ Library and Museum
A showing of selected films related to the exhibition. Steve Wilson, Ransom Center's film curator, will introduce each film.


Frida Kahlo

THE PAINTINGS OF FRIDA KAHLO: WINDOW ON THE UNCONSCIOUS
Thursday - March 14 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Orientation Theater - LBJ Library and Museum
Austin psychiatrist Shiree Flume, M.D., will give a lecture on Frida Kahlo and her artwork.



April

Norman Bel Geddes

NORMAN BEL GEDDES: TRANSPORTING AMERICA INTO A BRIGHT NEW FUTURE
Thursday - April 4 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Orientation Theater - LBJ Library and Museum
Former Architecture Dean Larry Speck will talk about Norman Bel Geddes and his collection at the Ransom Center.


Mike Wallace

MIKE WALLACE FILM SERIES: SNAPSHOTS FROM THE 1950s
First Lady's Theater/Second Floor Theater - LBJ Library and Museum
Saturdays in April - April 6, 13, 20, 27 - 2-3pm
A weekly series (every Saturday in April) showing two half-hour programs a week in the Second Floor Theater near the exhibition.


David Douglas Duncan

INAUGURAL DAVID DOUGLAS DUNCAN ENDOWED LECTURE IN PHOTOJOURNALISM
Tuesday - April 9 - 7pm
LBJ Auditorium - LBJ Library and Museum
Reception to follow in the Great Hall
Inaugurating the David Douglas Duncan Endowed Lecture in Photojournalism, Duncan will speak on his experiences and exploits in the world of Photography.


Gone With The Wind

TREASURES FROM HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES
Gone With The Wind
Wednesday - April 24 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm to view exhibition)
LBJ Library and Museum
A showing of selected films related to the exhibition. Steve Wilson, Ransom Center's film curator, will introduce each film.


Costume dress from Gone With The Wind

RECONSTRUCTING SCARLETT: THE GONE WITH THE WIND COSTUME PROJECT
Saturday - April 27 - 2-3pm
Orientation Theater - LBJ Library and Museum
Carrie Harrell and Jan Havenor, who were involved in the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio project to restore the Ransom Center's "Scarlett" costumes from Gone With The Wind, will speak about their experience constructing the costume replicas.



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