One of patrons’ favorite features about our current exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West, is the “guide by cell” audio tour for visitors. This audio tour lets visitors call in and hear informational snippets about the paintings. [Read more…] about Listen: Frank Reaugh’s thoughts on cattle chewing bones (like humans chew gum?)
Archives for August 2015
From August 4 through November 29, the Harry Ransom Center hosts the exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West. It showcases more than 100 artworks by renowned artist Frank Reaugh (pronounced “Ray”) drawn from the Ransom Center’s own collection as well as public and private collections from around the state. The companion book Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh, edited by Curator of Art Peter F. Mears, complements the exhibition, and published by the Ransom Center and UT Press. Excerpted below is the foreward to the book, “Frank Reaugh in Retrospect,” written by Ron Tyler. In it, Tyler reflects on Reaugh’s life and the context of Reaugh’s distinguished career. [Read more…] about Frank Reaugh: In retrospect
The Harry Ransom Center recently treated a document near and dear to its home. The original manuscript for “The Eyes of Texas,” the alma mater for The University of Texas at Austin, was in need of conservation. The Texas Exes, the alumni organization which holds the manuscript, brought the framed artifact to the Ransom Center’s conservation lab for treatment. [Read more…] about Preserving “The Eyes of Texas”
Within Kazuo Ishiguro’s archive are some of his notes on great writers as well as thoughts about films. Some are handwritten while others are typed. Ishiguro has been, in his own words, “putting random, impromptu thoughts of books read (sometimes films seen with particular emphasis on useful lessons, etc, for my own writing.” [Read more…] about Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Notes on some GREAT WRITERS”
The Ransom Center is acquiring the archive of novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.
Translated into more than 40 languages, Ishiguro’s fiction has received numerous awards, from the Booker Prize for Fiction for “The Remains of the Day” (1989) to the Whitbread Book of the Year award for “An Artist of the Floating World” (1986). [Read more…] about Ransom Center to acquire archive of Kazuo Ishiguro
This post originally appeared in the September 2007 issue of eNews.
The Harry Ransom Center recently acquired the papers of the late G. V. Desani, longtime professor of philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin. Included is the original manuscript of his most important work, the eccentric novel [Read more…] about Throwback Thursday — 1948’s All About H. Hatterr