The Harry Ransom Center continues to monitor the local and global developments related to COVID-19, as well as changes in university guidelines.
The turn of the twentieth century was a period of innovation, when advances in printing and color lithography coincided with a new golden age in the performance of magic and illusion. This convergence resulted in the most stunning, color-saturated advertisements in the history of magic. [Read more…] about The Golden Age of Magic Posters
The turn of the twentieth century was the Golden Age of Illustration in the U.S. and the U.K., when, thanks to advances in print technology, a vigorous public appetite for finely illustrated books was met with works by illustrators such as Arthur Rackham (English, 1867-1939). [Read more…] about Take a look at the sketches in the beloved books illustrated by Arthur Rackham
“Pray forgive my frankness when I say that two of them are not only not by A.B. [Aubrey Beardsley], but are not in the least like him! It is astonishing to me how many people are taken in. Is it not perhaps because they buy a name and not a work of art? I hope that is your excuse. But you are in good company.”
— R. A. Walker (1944)
Wendy Kaplan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, lectures on women in the Arts and Crafts movement. The event, What can a woman do? Women in the Arts and Crafts Movement, takes place Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. [Read more…] about What can a woman do? Women in the Arts and Crafts movement
On March 12, award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker Louie Palu will install a series of photographs frozen in large ice blocks on the Ransom Center’s plaza. The photographs were made in the high Arctic over three years while Palu was on assignment for National Geographic. View the free installation, part of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Art Program, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. No SXSW badge is needed. [Read more…] about Arctic Passage