The Ransom Center’s Arnold Newman papers and photography collection, acquired in 2006, includes more than 25,000 prints, original sitting books, early sketchbooks, photographic albums, and video recordings of interviews and lectures. Newman, who lived from 1918 to 2006, was a prolific artist known for his “environmental portraiture,” a style which captures a subject in his or her typical setting. Conservator Diana Diaz treated sets of color slides wrapped in different types of tape. [Read more…] about Preserving Arnold Newman’s photography slides
By Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins
“In the eighteen years since the wild men of Mexican art first bombshelled the gente culta of the capital with their ideas, behavior, and pictures, their work has become established as the first original and powerful modern art in America. [Read more…] about Orchestrating the Mexican Moment in New York
Jeehyun Lim (Denison University) discusses her research interests in advance of her visit to the Ransom Center.
Inês Vieira Gomes (University of Lisbon) discusses her research interests in advance of her visit to the Ransom Center.
The Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center includes preliminary layout sheets for Hard Light, a collaborative artist’s book published by Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner in 1978. [Read more…] about Ransom Center conservator treats preliminary layouts for Ed Ruscha’s Hard Light
A new digitization project provides access to 996 photographs from the E. O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck papers and photography collection, the largest photography collection in the Harry Ransom Center’s Texana holdings. [Read more…] about Now online: Newly digitized E. O. Goldbeck collection