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Harry Ransom Center, Austin

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Harry Ransom Center reviews

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  • hey, it was free and air conditioned. It was really small and had a few interesting pieces highlighting their featured exhibit. It was not laid out great and you were not sure what to read first... 
    hey, it was free and air conditioned. It was really small and had a few interesting pieces highlighting their featured exhibit. It was not laid out great and you were not sure what to read first...  more »
  • 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!
  • If you are in Austin, don’t leave without visiting. The amount of history it carries are incredible. It is free, very organised and well maintained. You will have access to lockers to put your things for free too, and restrooms are very clean. The staff and security are helpful and friendly 🤗
  • Loved visiting this little museum during a trip to Austin. They had a few exhibits going and seeing the Gutenberg bible was a highlight. It was also cool to see Robert DeNiro’s makeup kit from the 60’s
  • This center is small and free (donations appreciated) but it has quite a bit in it to check out. The Robert Dinero exhibit was fun to see. There are a lot of rotating exhibits and it's a great add on to the Blanton Museum near by.
  • This is a must see while you’re in the Austin area. This museum is small but also free. They do except small donations. There’s a Frieda Khalid painting, the first ever photograph, and a Gutenberg Bible. An incredible amount of history in such a small space. The staff here were helpful and friendly. There are not large bags allowed. You do have free use of locked lockers. There is a small exhibit on at this time, which I assume rotates. There is no free parking for this building.

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