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News Release — February 25, 2002

Ransom Center Hosts Explore UT Events

The Ransom Center will once again be participating in The University of Texas' Explore UT day, the annual university-wide open house taking place Saturday, March 2, 2002. The Center's participation is greater in scope this year despite the fact that access to the building has been made somewhat precarious by the construction project. Three separate events will provide visitors with a glimpse into the workings of the internationally recognized research institution beginning at 11:00 a.m. Following is a list of events with details.

From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures from the Ransom Center

Tour this exhibition of over 170 of the Ransom Center's finest collection pieces on your own or guided by curators at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, 2313 Red River, one block west of I-35 on The University of Texas campus. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with tours occurring between 11:00 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.

John Steinbeck in His Time: A Centennial Exhibition

2002 marks John Steinbeck's 100th birthday, and the Ransom Center is part of the national celebration with an exhibition featuring rare manuscripts, books, and images that bring his writings to life. This exhibition is being held on the fourth floor of the Flawn Academic Center, just west of the Tower, and will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. with guided tours available throughout the day.

Why is There a Big Fence Around the Ransom Center?

In an effort to explain the myriad changes in the works at the Center, staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the current construction project. Learn why the paintings have moved and get a preview of what the Center will look like when the new spaces open in Spring 2003. At the Ransom Center, northeast corner of 21st and Guadalupe from 11:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

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