“It has been said that loneliness is the great American malady. What is the nature of this loneliness? It would seem essentially to be a quest for identity.”—Carson McCullers’s essay “The Nature of Loneliness”
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —Henry Miller
Members have the chance to explore the world through the eyes of renowned artists, literary figures, and cultural icons at the Ransom Center. Share your love of the arts and humanities by giving a gift membership. Starting at just $59, membership offers a year of exclusive benefits.
We are pleased to share our interview with Ransom Center member Susan Scafati, an Austin-based, American contemporary artist. She is a member of Lakes Were Rivers, an artist collective showcased in the Ransom Center’s 2013 exhibition Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive. [Read more…] about Member Profile: Susan Scafati
The Harry Ransom Center partnered with Central Market to present “Dining with Harry Houdini,” a cooking class inspired by the life of the legendary performer and stage illusionist, on Sunday, October 16, 2016. [Read more…] about A touch of illusion… and sprinkle of paprika
Marketing and External Affairs Volunteer Gabrielle Black caught up with one of our members, Adrian Rocha. Learn about Adrian’s experiences with the Ransom Center and what he enjoys to do in Austin. [Read more…] about Member profile: Adrian Rocha
Over 500 members and guests joined us on Friday, February 12, to celebrate culture and creativity at the Harry Ransom Center. Thank you to all of the attendees and sponsors who made the “Ampersand” opening party a fun evening! [Read more…] about “Ampersand” party an absolute success!