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    Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center
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    Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center

Stories to Tell

Selections from the Harry Ransom Center

August 31, 2019 – February 2, 2020

The Harry Ransom Center houses some of the world's most significant collections relating to literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts. More than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 artworks document our cultural history and the creative process.

Many stories can be told through the Center's collections. This rotating exhibition conveys stories of inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and frustration often associated with the creative work of leading writers and artists.

Current Highlights
  • Two works by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, a pivotal figure in the invention of photography
  • Illuminating examples of posters from the golden age of magic
  • Selections from the archive of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing to celebrate the centenary of her birth
  • Manuscripts and printed books show how early readers worked to understand Geoffrey Chaucer
  • A selection of 19th- and 20th-century visual interpretations of the literary works of Chaucer

Admission is free.

Stories to Tell

National Endowment for the Humanities
Any views, findings, recommendations or conclusions expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.