The Ransom Center is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but its galleries are otherwise open during the holidays.
Bring your families and guests and enjoy one of our docent-led exhibition tours. Join us for daily tours at noon and also at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission is free. Find visitor information online.
The galleries are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended Thursday evening hours to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Gallery visitors can view the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance, which presents artist Ruscha’s celebrated books, photographs, drawings, and prints alongside unpublished archival production materials, layout sketches, and studio notebooks, providing visitors an unprecedented look into his creative process. This exhibition runs through January 6.
Also on display is Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, a permanent exhibition that features a changing display of the Ransom Center’s collection materials. See how the rich holdings highlight the struggles, the complexity, and the rewards of creative work in literature, print culture, art, photography, film, and the performing arts.
The Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room and administrative office are closed beginning Saturday, December 22, and reopen on Wednesday, January 2.
Top image: Unidentified photographer, Mail for Santa, Dec. 13, 1944. Gelatin silver print, 25.5 x 20.5 cm. New York Journal-American Photography Collection, box 3767.