Stories to Tell Exhibition @ Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center houses some of the world's most significant collections relating to literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts. The Stories to Tell rotating exhibition conveys stories of inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and frustration often associated with the creative work of leading writers and artists.

Current Highlights

  • Printing the World in Premodern Europe
    Published by Joan Blaeu in 1648, the Center's massive wall map of the world, Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula, is newly conserved and will be on view in our galleries for the first time. Learn more about the map and its place within a market for printed commodities that helped Europeans in the later 15th through early 18th centuries imagine themselves as part of a broader world, one they were increasingly connected to as merchants, colonists, and consumers.
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    In partnership with the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, the Ransom Center will feature select works by Polish-born, Jewish-American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903–1991) drawn from his extensive archive. Singer was educated at a rabbinical seminary, but later became a secular author writing exclusively in Yiddish. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.
  • David Foster Wallace
    Materials from the Center's extensive holdings related to American writer David Foster Wallace (1962–2008), the author of Infinite JestThe Broom of the SystemGirl with Curious Hair, and more, will highlight important aspects of his life and writing. Visitors will see examples of early writings, drafts, letters, teaching materials, annotated books, and other items from Wallace's archive, which is among the most frequently studied by scholars visiting the Center.

Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Harry Ransom Center (HRC)
300 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public




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