Harry Ransom Center
FEBRUARY 12–MAY 12, 2013
Arnold Newman: Masterclass
This exhibition explores the career of Arnold Newman (1918–2006), who created iconic portraits of some of the most influential innovators, celebrities, and cultural figures of the twentieth century. Newman’s archive resides at the Ransom Center.
A bold modernist with a superb sense of compositional geometry, Newman is known for a crisp, spare style that situates his subjects in their personal surroundings rather than in a photographer’s studio. Marlene Dietrich, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Arthur Miller, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso are only a few of his celebrated sitters. Featuring more than 200 of these well-known masterworks, Arnold Newman: Masterclass also includes rarely seen work prints and contact sheets.
The first major exhibition of the photographer’s work since his death, Arnold Newman: Masterclass showcases the entire range of his photography, featuring many prints for the first time.
JUNE 11–AUGUST 4, 2013
Literature and Sport
This exhibition showcases the literature of sport through fiction, essays, poetry, and plays and highlights some of the finest examples of literary writing about baseball, football, boxing, tennis, cricket, and other sports.
Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive
Lakes Were Rivers, an Austin-based collective of artists working in photography and video, has created a body of new work influenced by the Ransom Center’s collections. Approximately 50 new works will be displayed alongside Ransom Center collection materials that inspired the artists.
The Gutenberg Bible and the First Photograph are on permanent display in the lobby.
Admission is free; your donation supports the Ransom Center's exhibitions and public programs.
Located at 21st and Guadalupe Streets, the Ransom Center is free and open to the public.
Free docent-led tours of the exhibitions occur on Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Ransom Center welcomes groups and school field trips. To schedule your visit, please complete the tour request form.
Paid parking is available in the Dobie Center parking garage on the corner of 21st and Whitis and in various nearby surface lots. Information about University-operated parking garages and shuttle service routes is available online. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood west of Guadalupe Street. Capital Metro offers several bus routes that stop near the Ransom Center, including 1M and 1L.
Northeast corner of 21st and Guadalupe Streets
on The University of Texas at Austin campus
300 W. 21st St.
Tue, Wed, Fri 10-5