Harry Ransom Center

Harry Ransom Center anmeldelser, Austin

Harry Ransom Center
4.5
Kunstgallerier • Biblioteker
10:00–17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
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s k
Chandler, AZ37 bidrag
des. 2021
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 portrait. Well worth the visit. We were in and out in 20 minutes.
Skrevet 27. desember 2021
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Kate P
19 bidrag
feb. 2020
Great permanent presentation of Gutenberg Bible, as well as the first photograph. The rest of museum is dedicated to a noted author/artist. Worth a visit and free.
Skrevet 28. februar 2020
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1 228 bidrag
jan. 2020 • Alene
The museum portion of the Harry Ransom Center has three items worth seeing - a Gutenberg Bible, the first photograph (not much to look at) and a Frida Kahlo self-portrait. They were setting up for a new temporary exhibit when I was there, and the only other items on display were a dozen posters for early 20th Century magician shows, including several from Houdini’s own collection. It all took about 15 minutes to see. It’s a free museum, so that’s fine, but you’ll want to make sure there are things there you want to see if you are going out of your way to visit.
Skrevet 20. januar 2020
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chernobog1
Fort Worth, TX450 bidrag
jun. 2019 • Familie
They have a lot of interesting collections and when they put on a display; they really do it up right.
Skrevet 22. juli 2019
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Debra G Waltz-Reasonover
Baytown, TX2 bidrag
mai 2019 • Par
We enjoyed the exhibits, it was a refreshing afternoon. The Artwork, the Bible, the first photograph, we enjoyed it all.
Skrevet 11. juni 2019
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Elaine H
Greenville, SC729 bidrag
apr. 2019 • Par
This museum contained one of the original Gutenberg Bibles... truly amazing to see. We also enjoyed an exhibit called "The Rise of Everyday Design" and "The Art of the Craftman Style". And it's FREE!
Skrevet 4. juni 2019
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mai 2019 • Familie
We had the opportunity to visit The Harry Ransom Center as part of our St. Marks School Trip with more than 40 kiddos. The museum is a sort of archive, library and museum at the same time located at University of Texas. It specializes in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the United States, Latin America and Europe for the purpose of advancing the study of the arts and humanities. Their center houses 36 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and more than 100,000 works of art.

The Center has a reading room for scholars and galleries which display rotating exhibitions of works and objects from the collections. It also has a special exhibit for one of The Original “Gutenberg Bible” also known as the “Mazarin Bible”. The Bible was among the earliest major books printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe. The book was purchased for more than $2.5M. It is an edition of the Vulgate printed in the 1450s in Latin by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, in present-day Germany. Forty-nine copies (or substantial portions of copies) have survived. They are thought to be among the world's most valuable books, although no complete copy has been sold since 1978. It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of printed books in the West.. We had a fantastic time in the museum and the staff was really helpful and welcoming. Our kiddos had a very enriching time.

Skrevet 30. april 2019
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kzsull01
Windsor, CT346 bidrag
apr. 2019 • Par
My husband and I visited the Harry Ransom Center, at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas together with my daughter and her boyfriend on Saturday, April 6th. We all enjoyed the special exhibits very much as well as the Gutenberg Bible. The exhibits were very interesting, informative and quite educational, being a great lesson in history. All the write-ups throughout the museum nicely provided good overviews and details describing what was on display.

We spent about an hour and a half during our visit to the museum. An added bonus to visiting this museum was that it had free admission, which was great!! We parked in the Brazos Garage, getting our parking validated for $4 by also going to the Blanton Museum of Art. But metered parking was available on the nearby streets

Special Exhibit:

The special exhibit ‘The Rise of Everyday Design, the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America’, nicely illustrated the history of the movement and how it transformed the homes and lives of people in the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit addressed how the movement began in Britain around 1850 based on concern for the corrosive effects of mechanization and industrialization on Victorian Society. The movement was about reformation by elevating the quality of life through better design. Some proponents sought to return to handcraft, medieval aesthetics, social collectivism and appreciation for artisans. While others sought for unification of art and industry. The exhibit showed how the movement transformed from workshops founded to produce handcrafted items or high-quality furnishings and decorative arts for the well-to-do to less expensive mass manufactured goods.

The exhibit was very comprehensive, well laid out, and addressed multiple aspects of the movement. It was organized into three main sections: ‘The Birth of the Arts and Crafts Idea’’ in Britain (around 1850), ’The Arts and Crafts in America’ (around 1890) and ‘The Postwar Legacy’ after World War II. It nicely illustrated the many important contributions of individuals to the movement, including William Morris and Company for textiles and wallpaper, the Kelmscott and Roycroft printing presses, for alternatives to Victorian printing, Gustav Stckley with techniques of simplicity and individuality in design as well as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alice and Elbert Hubbard and John Ruskin, among others. Very nice furnishings and decorative art objects were included in this exhibit. This exhibit was well done and definitely worth seeing.

Rotating Special Exhibit:

The rotating special exhibit ‘Stories to Tell, Selections from the Harry Ransom Center’ was both interesting and unique by illustrating stories of innovation, inspiration, adaptation, confrontation, collaboration and frustration. The exhibit addressed the creative process from multiple perspectives, including that of writers, artists, filmmakers and photographers. We particularly liked the highlights from inside the Arthur Miller Papers; the Renaissance books showing collectors searching for the “Collated and Perfect” copy with a definition of what makes a “perfect” copy and how the criteria collectors use to evaluate books has changed revealing new attitudes and reasons for keeping books around; the section about becoming a writer and early childhood writing; the photographic fabricated truths from the 19th and 20th centuries and the “the Glass Shot” with the development of the early film special effects. This exhibit was quite informative and worth seeing. . .

Permanent Exhibit:

The Gutenberg Bible on exhibit, which is part of the permanent collection in the museum, was quite impressive. It has much historic significance, and nicely demonstrated the viability of a printing press that used individual pieces of metal type to mass-produce books from the 1450s, which helped change how information traveled in Europe and eventually throughout the world!!. .

We enjoyed our visit to this museum and would go back again when visiting Austin.
Skrevet 23. april 2019
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DesigningWoman13
Memphis, TN217 bidrag
mar. 2019 • Familie
This is a small, very manageable museum that apparently has rotating exhibits rather than its own collection. We saw one on the Arts and Crafts movement. It was well done, although we were a bit disappointed in that we hoped to see more example of furniture and crafts, and it was mostly printed materials.
Skrevet 16. april 2019
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LauriTurner
Austin, TX36 bidrag
okt. 2018 • Familie
A must see when you have guests visiting Austin. The best of the best! They show many exhibits that you just cannot see in other places.
Skrevet 13. april 2019
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