From August 2012

Reserve your Ticket to the Future: “FutureLand” at the Harry Ransom Center

Join the Ransom Center for “FutureLand,” the opening celebration for the exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 14.

Guests will enjoy a Design Within Reach outdoor lounge, architecturally-inspired ice cream sandwiches from Coolhaus, Toy Joy’s interactive “City of the Future,” and beverages from Austin Wine Merchant and Dripping Springs Vodka. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a Geddes-inspired prize package. JOIN or ORDER tickets for $20 (valet parking included). LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPENING PARTY.

Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958) was a designer, futurist, and urban planner who sought to transform modern American society through design and his dynamic vision of the future. When you drive on an interstate highway, attend a multimedia Broadway show, dine in a sky-high revolving restaurant, or watch a football game in an all-weather stadium, you owe a debt of gratitude to Geddes.

The exhibition showcases Geddes’s working process for both unrealized projects and completed designs using photographs and models drawn almost entirely from his extensive archive housed at the Ransom Center. Accompanying the exhibition is the book Norman Bel Geddes Designs America (Abrams).  Come “see the future” at this exploration of Geddes’s life and work. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION.

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Happy Birthday LBJ!

Happy Birthday LBJ!

Celebrate President Johnson’s birthday with the
LBJ Library and Museum

When: Monday, August 27, 2012
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Birthday cake and refreshments
Where: LBJ Library & Museum, 2313 Red River St.
Admission: Free

The LBJ Library and Museum will offer birthday cake and refreshments so that visitors can commemorate the birthday of Lyndon Johnson. Cake will be served at the Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 27th would have been President Johnson’s 104th birthday.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, died in 1973, and is buried near his birthplace in Stonewall, Texas.

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