“Ethical Challenges in Cultural Stewardship,” the 13th biennial Flair Symposium, takes place April 4-6, 2019, at the Ransom Center. [Read more…] about Addressing today’s ethical challenges in cultural stewardship
More than 35 years ago, prominent artists Robert Frank, Dave Heath, Robert Heinecken and John Wood agreed to participate in a project exploring creativity in photography. Led by art historians Susan E. Cohen and William S. Johnson, the three-year collaborative project examined the artists’ creative process . Until now, no comprehensive record of those efforts has been accessible.
Image: Fritz Henle (American, b. Germany, 1909–1993), [Nieves Orozco], 1943. Gelatin silver print (contact sheet). Fritz Henle Papers and Photography Collection © The Fritz Henle Estate
The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the Fritz Henle archive, containing about 180,000 black-and-white negatives, 10,000 color transparencies, 150 contact sheet books, 11 books of magazine clippings and tear sheets and thousands of work prints spanning the photographer’s six-decade career. The materials were donated by the Henle Archive Trust. [Read more…] about Archive of photographer Fritz Henle comes to Texas
The Ransom Center has appointed Maggie Gilburg as director of development. [Read more…] about Maggie Gilburg joins Harry Ransom Center as director of development
Maggie Gilburg is the Harry Ransom Center’s new director of development. She comes from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, where she held a similar position. Gilburg received her bachelor’s in English from Carleton College and an MBA and master’s in Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University. Since that time she has worked both in higher education and with non-profit organizations, including building the fundraising program from the ground up at The Texas Tribune. [Read more…] about The Advancement of a Development Director
Tracy Bonfitto has joined the Ransom Center as the new curator of art. She has worked at the Getty Research Institute, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was previously a lecturer in the Art History Department at UCLA. [Read more…] about Meet the Staff: An interview with new Curator of Art Tracy Bonfitto