Just steps away from the Ransom Center is The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where hundreds of students work diligently on a wide range of design assignments, from the scale of furniture and interiors to that of cities and regions. These assignments are often based on real-life scenarios, providing practical experience to prepare students for their professional careers. [Read more…] about School of Architecture students collaborate with Ransom Center to learn exhibition design
Sarah Werner is a book historian and digital strategist based in Washington, D.C. [Read more…] about Talking about early digital facsimiles with Sarah Werner
The decision to include collection material depicting blackface minstrelsy in our exhibition on vaudeville is a decision we do not take lightly. Minstrelsy is part of the history of American performance and vaudeville. We have a responsibility not to hide this troubling history, but also to display it in such a way that it is clear that we are not celebrating it. [Read more…] about Grappling with the past: On exhibiting minstrelsy materials
Above: Unidentified photographer, [Adele and Fred Astaire], ca. 1914. Gelatin silver print, 21.8 x 19.8 cm. Dance Collection, Harry Ransom Center.
The Harry Ransom Center draws on its extensive performing arts holdings to tell the story of one of American theatre’s most popular forms of entertainment in the exhibition Vaudeville! [Read more…] about Exhibition shares the story of vaudeville
It is difficult to envision the sheer volume of the Movie Poster Collection at the Harry Ransom Center. The collection encompasses upwards of 10,000 posters and spans decades: from when the film industry was just beginning to compete with vaudeville acts in the 1920s to the rise of the modern megaplex and drive-in theaters in the 1970s. The sizes range from that of a small window card to that of a billboard. [Read more…] about Decades of movie poster history go online
The Ransom Center’s Stories to Tell exhibition features a rotating selection from the Ransom Center’s holdings.