Stephen Enniss, Director of the Harry Ransom Center, shared his thoughts about the proposed elmination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in an opinion editorial in the Austin American-Statesman. Below is the piece that ran on March 10. [Read more…] about Proposed NEA, NEH funding cuts will directly impact Austin
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
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” — As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII)
For four centuries, Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies have held up a mirror to society, showing us our facility for both greatness and weakness. [Read more…] about Stage materials shine spotlight on centuries of Shakespeare
The Harry Ransom Center is excited to announce its second-year participation in Amplify Austin Day. [Read more…] about Make a difference in one week!
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!
Isabella Savage is a Westlake High School student who spent the fall semester as an intern with Curator of Art Peter Mears to help gather and organize data related to the materials in the exhibition Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West. Isabella met with Peter two hours per week to fulfill her requirements for Westlake High’s Mentorship Program, which places students with professionals in their working environment. [Read more…] about Frank Reaugh’s preferred medium