The exhibition The Making of Gone With The Wind is on view at the Harry Ransom Center through January 4.
Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely … Read the rest
The exhibition Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age opens today at the Harry Ransom Center and will be on view through January 5.
Magnum Photos photographers have produced some of the most memorable images of the last … Read the rest
Each spring and fall semester the Visual Arts Center’s Vaulted Gallery is transformed by emerging national and international artists who are invited to the VAC to create new, site-specific installations. This spring, the Vaulted Gallery is filled not with paintings … Read the rest
Guests will enjoy a Design Within Reach outdoor lounge, … Read the rest
You only have two weeks left to see American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting, an exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art that the Austin American-Statesman called “impressive.”
The exhibition, on view now through May 13, … Read the rest
“All these books are worse than opium… I would rather have a child of mine use opium than read these books.”
—Senator Reed Smoot, Congressional Record, March 17, 1930
Learn which books were “worse than opium” in the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition “Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored.” Focusing on the interwar years, the exhibition reveals the rarely-seen “machinery” of American censorship from 1918 to 1941. Writers, reformers, agents, attorneys, and publishers battled publicly over obscenity and freedom of expression. “Ulysses,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” and “The Grapes of Wrath” came under fire from would-be censors alongside classics like “The Decameron” and “The Canterbury Tales.”