The Harry Ransom Center presents stories of inspiration, adaptation, innovation, confrontation, collaboration, and frustration, selected from its extensive cultural collections. The Ransom Center's rich holdings highlight the struggles, the complexity, and the rewards of creative work in literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts.
This exhibition of more than 250 items includes, among many others, David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez, and Gabriel García Márquez manuscripts, Henri Matisse's Jazz, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's spirit photographs, and the hat that accompanied the green "curtain" dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind.
The exhibition provides insight into the creative process and establishes meaningful, personal connections between the past and the present.
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended Thursday evening hours to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Free public tours every day at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 30 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, May 1 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 4 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, May 5 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 6 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 7 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, May 8 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Harry Ransom Center (HRC)
300 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705