“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”
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.
Members are an essential part of the Ransom Center community and provide us with vital support. In this member spotlight, meet one of our most dedicated members. Lyndsee Nielson chose to become a member because of her interest in the collections. This profile originally appeared in the Spring 2015 Ransom Edition newsletter.
Lyndsee Nielson earned her bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin and works in the Cockrell School of Engineering. She has lived in Austin for five years, where she continues to establish roots. When she’s not working, Lyndsee cozies up in her apartment to read, watch movies, and listen to Elton John and Louis Armstrong on vinyl. She frequents the Alamo Drafthouse and the Paramount Theater, where she recently saw An American in Paris for the first time. Lyndsee has been a member and volunteer at the Harry Ransom Center since the fall of 2013.