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Harry Ransom Center, Austin

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  • The statements that "The Ransom Center acquired the self-portrait in 1965 as one of a large collection of artworks assembled by photographer Nickolas Muray (American, b. Hungary, 1892–1965), who... 
    The statements that "The Ransom Center acquired the self-portrait in 1965 as one of a large collection of artworks assembled by photographer Nickolas Muray (American, b. Hungary, 1892–1965), who...  more »
  • I used to live in NYC, saw the Gutenberg Bible at Morgan Library, but that would have cost $40 with two kids. I got to show it to them for free. Plus the Niépce Heliograph and Frida Kahlo self... 
    I used to live in NYC, saw the Gutenberg Bible at Morgan Library, but that would have cost $40 with two kids. I got to show it to them for free. Plus the Niépce Heliograph and Frida Kahlo self...  more »
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  • The Harry Ransom Center is so incredible! I visited several years ago while studying at The University of Texas at Austin, and my experience was amazing. My family & I went to see their Gone with the Wind exhibit, and it was so awesome. If you’re in Austin, definitely visit! Make note that their website has great information about their collections if you want to obtain more detail about their displays before you go!
  • The David Foster Wallace exhibit is great. It's like a tiny glimpse into his vast mind. The old maps were also cool. But even cooler is what is, if I interpreted the text on the wall correctly, something like the world's first photograph, even though it's very difficult to see what's in it. And one of (I believe) forty-two Gutenberg Bibles in existence is rather amazing.

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