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. [Read more…] about Around the world and back again: Q&A with Visual Materials Assistant Michael Gilmore
Award-winning poet, editor, and translator Matthew Zapruder reads selections of his poetry and from his forthcoming book, Why Poetry, “an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers” on Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Ransom Center. [Read more…] about Poet Matthew Zapruder on poetry, and why poems shouldn’t be treated as secret codes
Learn about Mary Hutchinson, the woman who influenced the lives and works of writers T. S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, and Samuel Beckett. [Read more…] about Letters and diaries of major artistic figures of the twentieth century illuminate Mary Hutchinson, but who was she?
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
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
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