Harry Ransom Center docents are volunteer guides who lead daily tours of the Center’s exhibitions. In the months leading up to exhibition openings, docents work closely with exhibition curators to gain a more complete understanding of exhibition items and content. The docent training process involves readings, discussion, and intense familiarization with the exhibition.
Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West
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
The works on view from the Ransom Center’s collection in Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West have been at The University of Texas at Austin since before the Ransom Center was founded. Reaugh donated them to the University in 1937. [Read more…] about Preparing Frank Reaugh’s pastels for a new audience