Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m.
The Harry Ransom Center commemorates Tom Lea Month with an Amon Carter Lecture on the West Texas artist. Kenneth Grant, Head of Exhibition Services at the Ransom Center, shares behind-the-scenes insights on the conservation of artist and writer Tom Lea’s drawing in “Saving Sarah: The Conservation of Tom Lea’s drawing for ‘Sarah in the Summertime.'” Then, historian and collector J. P. Bryan discusses collaborations between El Paso artists Lea and José Cisneros and publisher Carl Hertzog in “Iron Sharpens Iron: The Unique Collaborations of Early El Paso Artists.” The Ransom Center holds the largest single collection of Lea’s work. Read more about the Tom Lea collection at the Ransom Center.