We invite you to visit the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum, and its current exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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We offer free docent-led private tours for groups of 10 or more.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
THROUGH JULY 6, 2015
The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit's path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center's vast collections offer a new look at a story that has delighted generations and inspired artists from Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney.
ON PERMANENT DISPLAY
The Gutenberg Bible
One of only five complete copies in the United States, the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1455) was the first book printed with movable type.
The First Photograph
The First Photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.
The Ransom Center is located at the northeast corner of 21st and Guadalupe Streets on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The campus area map shows the Center's location on campus.
Paid parking is available in the Dobie Center parking garage on the corner of 21st and Whitis and in various nearby surface lots. Information about University-operated parking garages and shuttle service routes is available online. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood west of Guadalupe Street. Capital Metro offers several bus routes that stop near the Ransom Center, including 1M and 1L.
21st and Guadalupe Streets, The University of Texas at Austin campus
Galleries open Monday through Friday from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended Thursday evening hours until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Admission is free; donations welcome.
ABOUT THE RANSOM CENTER
The Ransom Center's extensive holdings—more than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 works of art and design—provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists. The Ransom Center presents engaging exhibitions and programs drawn from its collections of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.
Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible, the First Photograph (ca. 1826), the Watergate papers, the film archives of Robert De Niro and David O. Selznick, paintings by Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso, and manuscript collections of such legendary writers as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, David Foster Wallace, and Norman Mailer.
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