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
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, … Read the rest
The Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition The King James Bible: Its History and Influence closes on Sunday, July 29.
Free docent-led tours of the exhibitions are offered Tuesdays at noon, Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. through the … 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.”
This fall at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, the special exhibition Texas High School Football: More Than The Game celebrates the state’s most popular sport and captures the sights and sounds of Texas’s Friday night life – from … Read the rest