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UPDATE: The Niépce Heliograph will not be on view July 12–August 20, 2019.
Also note that our exhibition galleries will close early (at 5 p.m.) on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


The Rise of Everyday Design:
The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America


Bring your family and friends to the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition galleries, which are free and open to the public. Tours offer an in-depth guided experience of the current exhibitions, the Gutenberg Bible, which is the first substantial book printed in the West with moveable metal type, and the Niépce Heliograph, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera. Public tours meet in the South Atrium and no reservations are required. Plan your visit

Daily at Noon
6 p.m. Thursday
2 p.m. Saturday
2 p.m. Sunday


Lucifer Lighting Company

Dr. Ray and Leah Greenberg

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All programs and exhibitions are free unless otherwise noted.

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All events take place at the Ransom Center unless otherwise noted and are subject to change.

Event times are noted in Central Standard Time.

Please be aware that the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater seats 125. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

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Please request ASL or ADA accommodation at least five business days in advance by contacting Danielle Sigler at 512-232-5170 or by email.

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The contents of these presentations reflect the opinions of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Harry Ransom Center and/or The University of Texas at Austin.

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