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Friday, September 9, 2011, 6–8 P.M.

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The Harry Ransom Center announces "Uncensored," the opening celebration for the exhibitions Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored and The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920–1925. Come and enjoy a first look at the exhibitions, light hors d'oeuvres, quick sketch artists, screenings of "objectionable films" curated by Tommy Swenson, Lagunitas Brewing Co.'s "Censored" Copper Ale, and a signature cocktail sponsored by Treaty Oak Platinum Rum.

Ransom Center members receive complimentary admission and valet parking at this event on Friday, September 9. If you are not yet a member, you may purchase tickets to the opening for $20 (valet parking included).

Guests will be eligible to win an "Uncensored" prize, as well as learn more about The Grapes of Wrath, Ulysses, Lady Chatterley's Lover and other great works affected by censorship in the interwar years.

Become a member online using the below link or by calling 512-232-3669.


Advance tickets are no longer available. You may purchase tickets at the door for $20 the night of the event.

Members of the Harry Ransom Center enjoy insider access and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the cultural wonders we keep secure for the future. In addition the exhibition openings, we offer member benefits such as invitations to private exhibition and collection tours; valet parking at select events; and the latest news of acquisitions, programs, and more. We invite you to join today to experience all that the Ransom Center has to offer.


For more information regarding the Membership Program, please contact membership@hrc.utexas.edu.

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