The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded more than 65 research fellowships for 2013-14.
A new book by the University of Texas Press, “Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush,” presents an extraordinary collection of images, many never before published, by former Chief White House Photographer Eric Draper. Part of the Focus on American History Series with The University of Texas at Austin’s… » Continue Reading
AUSTIN, Texas — What began as an effort to better understand how animal and human visual systems work has led to a revolutionary method for enlarging and enhancing photos that is being made available, free of charge, from the Center for Perceptual Systems at The University of Texas at Austin. Wilson Geisler, center director and… » Continue Reading
The sport of basketball has captivated the nation and the world for more than 120 years. This fall, a cross-campus collaboration at The University of Texas at Austin inspired by the 1891 "Original Rules of Basket Ball" document, captures the spirit and history of basketball from its humble beginnings in a Massachusetts YMCA to the grand spectacle of the modern NBA.
Retrospective “Arnold Newman: Masterclass” Provides First U.S. Opportunity for Reappraisal of Photographer’s Work
“Arnold Newman: Masterclass,” the first posthumous retrospective of Arnold Newman (1918-2006), explores the career of one of the finest portrait photographers of the 20th century. The Harry Ransom Center, which holds the Arnold Newman archive, hosts the exhibition’s first U.S. showing Feb. 12-May 12, 2013. The exhibition was organized by the American nonprofit organization Foundation… » Continue Reading
The first photograph will be loaned, along with 119 other images and photography-related items from the Harry Ransom Center's Gernsheim collection, to the Reiss Englehorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany, for the exhibition "The Birth of Photography-Highlights of the Helmut Gernsheim Collection." The exhibition runs from Sept. 9 through Jan. 6, 2013. The first photograph has… » Continue Reading
The Harry Ransom Center has appointed Jessica S. McDonald, a curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as its new chief curator of photography. As the Nancy Inman and Marlene Nathan Meyerson Curator of Photography, McDonald will oversee a collection that spans from the world's earliest-known photograph to prints from some… » Continue Reading
"The Gernsheim Collection," co-published by the Harry Ransom Center and the University of Texas Press, has been awarded an Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award, which honors a distinguished catalog in the history of art published during the past year.
The archive of photographer Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928), which includes more than 50,000 signed photographic prints, will be housed at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Artstream Ceramic Library, a unique art exhibition featuring the work of 13 nationally recognized ceramic potters, will be hosted by the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin through Thursday, March 31.