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Enjoy a day of photography
at this Harry Ransom Center open house

Saturday, September 28, 2013, noon–5 P.M.

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Activities include docent-led "jet-setter" tours of the exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age, gallery activities, and mini-tours of the conservation department. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to learn how staff of the Ransom Center preserve and conserve photographs.

Beat the heat with complimentary Maine Root sodas and KIND bars. Commemorate your visit by posing in a photo booth inspired by the golden age of travel.

On the plaza, enjoy the music of the 1950s and 1960s with GirlFriend. Food trailers including mmmpanadas will have snacks and treats available for purchase.

The first 100 guests will receive a gift bag, thanks in part to Austinuts, Tommy's Salsa, Dr. Kracker, Texas Olive Ranch, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a prize package including Masterclass: Arnold Newman catalog, From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind book, autographed copies of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and Denis Johnson's Tree of Smoke, and a set of exhibition postcards.

The Ransom Center's pop-up store will feature a merchandise sale, including glass water bottles inspired by the Center's windows, Magnum-inspired t-shirts, postcards, and publications.

Members, show your membership card at the visitor desk to receive a Ransom Center button and a complimentary set of Magnum postcards!

The event is free and open to the public.

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All programs and exhibitions are free unless otherwise noted. Please be aware that Ransom Center events may be photographed and/or filmed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the Center to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the Ransom Center, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.

Couple dancing next to a jukebox. Click to enlarge.

Bruce Davidson
"USA. New York City. East 100th Street."
1966 © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

Special thanks to these sponsors and participants:


Dr. Kracker


Maine Root


Texas Olive Ranch

Tommy's Foods