Co-authored by Karen Maness and Richard Isackes, lecturer and professor in The University of Texas’s Department of Theatre & Dance, The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop (Regan Arts) offers an unprecedented look at the breathtaking hand-painted backdrops of old Hollywood films like Cleopatra (1917), The Wizard of Oz (1939), and The Sound of Music (1965). [Read more…] about Behind the real magic of Hollywood’s Golden Age
Archives for November 2016
Meet the Staff is a Q&A series on Cultural Compass that highlights the work, experience, and lives of staff at the Harry Ransom Center.
Rob Hay has been at the Harry Ransom Center for two and a half years. He worked as a preparator before taking on his current position as head of exhibition services. [Read more…] about Meet the Staff: Rob Hay, Head of Exhibition Services
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —Henry Miller
Members have the chance to explore the world through the eyes of renowned artists, literary figures, and cultural icons at the Ransom Center. Share your love of the arts and humanities by giving a gift membership. Starting at just $59, membership offers a year of exclusive benefits.
Amanda Golden’s collection of essays This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton brings new attention to Anne Sexton’s poetry, archives, and legacy. [Read more…] about Bringing Anne Sexton back into the conversation: Q&A with Amanda Golden
We are pleased to share our interview with Ransom Center member Susan Scafati, an Austin-based, American contemporary artist. She is a member of Lakes Were Rivers, an artist collective showcased in the Ransom Center’s 2013 exhibition Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive. [Read more…] about Member Profile: Susan Scafati
During the holidays, the Ransom Center will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. [Read more…] about December holiday hours