Through August 18, the exhibition Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center features materials that provide insight into the creative process while also establishing meaningful, personal connections between the past and the present.
Discover stories of inspiration, adaptation, innovation, confrontation, collaboration and even frustration.
•Materials from the newly acquired archive of playwright Arthur Miller
•Renaissance books showing collectors’ search for the “perfect” copy
•Early childhood writings by Charlotte Brontë, Kazuo Ishiguro, David Foster Wallace, and others
•Drawings from the Aubrey Beardsley Collection and techniques for authenticating them
•Sketches, camera notes, and more from film director Norman O. Dawn
•Photographic “fakes” from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
The exhibition shares the creative process across different mediums and divulges the steps and efforts of artistic works, reminding us how the humanities enrich us.
Stories to Tell is on view Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended Thursday hours until 7 p.m. On weekends, the exhibition is open from noon to 5 p.m. Free.